Wagner Eye Care Center provides treatment, consultation and referrals for these common vision correction surgeries and procedures.
Vision correction is a general term used to describe a variety of procedures for correcting less-than-perfect vision. For your convenience, we have included a brief description of some of the most common vision correction procedures offered at Wagner Eye Care Center. For more specific information about lenses and frames or contacts, please visit their respective pages.
LASIK (Laser-Assisted in Situ Keratomileusis) is a surgical procedure that uses a laser beam to reshape the cornea. Patients who are nearsighted, farsighted or astigmatic may benefit from this type of procedure.
We recommend state-of-the-art, blade-free IntraLASIK. This replaces the hand-held blade used in the first step of traditional LASIK procedures with the IntraLase laser, greatly reducing the risks associated with the hand-held blade while increasing the liklyhood of 20/20 or better results.
While millions of patients have seen successful results from LASIK, the procedure is not right for everyone. Your optometrist will need to thoroughly examine your eyes to determine which type of vision correction best fits your needs.
Advanced Surface Ablation
Advanced Surface Ablation (ASA) may be an option for those who are not candidates for LASIK and is ideal for patients who have thin or irregular corneas. ASA is a single procedure in which a laser reshapes the cornea without creating a flap. Patients may experience slightly more discomfort and the results are not as immediate a with LASIK. Optimal vision is usually reached within one to three months.
The typical NearVision CK patient is over age 40 and has experienced good vision up until that age but now is having trouble with their close vision. The procedure uses a controlled release of radio frequency energy to change the shape of the cornea. It is safe, minimally invasive, and takes only a few minutes to perform.
If you are interested in any vision correction procedure, the first step is to have a comprehensive vision/eye health examination. Schedule an appointment with your eye care provider, and we will be in touch with you shortly.