If you are considering LASIK eye surgery in Berks County, PA, it is important to put your vision in the experienced hands of the top board certified, cornea-fellowship trained surgeons, such as those at Eye Consultants of Pennsylvania.
Why Choose Us?
Our doctors are LASIK specialists and vision correction ophthalmologists who are focused on providing patients with the highest level of care and perform Bladeless LASIK on-site in the convenience of their fully-licensed outpatient surgical facility in Wyomissing.
Dr. Altman, Dr. Primack and Dr. Shah are board certified, cornea fellowship-trained LASIK surgeons. Fellowship-trained doctors go through extensive additional training under the guidance of experts in the field of corneal and refractive surgery. This extra training focuses on the highest standards of care.
These three eminently qualified corneal surgeons prefer the custom Bladeless LASIK technique, also called “all-laser” LASIK, which modifies the curvature of your cornea using cool laser beams instead of a surgical blade. They are highly selective in choosing patients for Bladeless LASIK, extensively examining candidates and discussing their goals and expectations.
How LASIK Surgery Works?
LASIK surgery is a very short procedure in which a laser makes corrections to the tissue on the surface of the cornea. Correcting the steepness of the cornea changes the way light is focused in the eye and may reduce or eliminate your dependence on glasses or contacts.
For example, if you are nearsighted, your cornea is too steep, making it difficult to see things far away. LASIK surgery can reduce the curvature of the cornea to improve your distance vision.
If you are farsighted, your cornea is too flat, making it difficult to see things up close. LASIK can increase or steepen the curvature of the cornea to sharpen your near vision.
If you have astigmatism, your cornea is irregularly curved, causing your vision to be out of focus. LASIK can make the cornea smooth and symmetrical and provide clear, crisp vision.
About Bladeless LASIK Surgery
In conventional LASIK surgery, the surgeon uses a handheld surgical blade, known as a microkeratome, to cut a thin, hinged flap into the surface of the cornea. The flap is then folded over and the surgeon applies energy pulses from a computer-guided excimer laser to reshape the cornea and improve vision imperfections.
Today’s state-of-the-art Bladeless LASIK technique combines two laser technologies to create an all-laser procedure that offers an unprecedented level of safety, precision, and comfort. The surgeon focuses cool laser energy from a femtosecond laser onto the cornea to cut the flap. This allows for greater corneal stability and the treatment of higher levels of correction. It also reduces the risks associated with a blade passing through the surface of the eye.
The flap is then folded back, and beams from an excimer laser are applied to the exposed eye surface to remove tissue and alter the shape of the cornea. Bladeless LASIK is the most modern technology for customized vision correction.
If you are interested in LASIK eye surgery and live or work in Berks County, PA, talk to the top surgeons at Eye Consultants of Pennsylvania to discuss the treatment that best meets your goals and expectations. If LASIK is not the best solution, there are other options that may help you regain clear vision.