The standard of care… performed to a new standard
Laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) is the most widely performed type of vision correction. It consists of creating a flap in the cornea, then using a laser to precisely sculpt the cornea to the correct shape. A brief procedure requiring only a few minutes, LASIK can correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. In Reno, we introduced Wavefront LASIK vision correction, which maximizes precision and individualizes the correction for each patient, optimizing results. We were also among the first in the area to use the IntraLase LASIK method. Today, we remain one of very few providers utilizing these more exacting approaches using femtosecond Laser technology to create the LASIK flap rather than the older mechanical microkeratome.
Comprehensive Options, Including State-of-the-Art Procedures
Similar to LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) involves laser reshaping of the cornea, but directly to the cornea’s surface rather than “in situ” through an open flap. While less common, PRK is still more appropriate for certain people.
In addition, our eye surgeons offer the latest advancements, which include implantable contact lenses (ICLs) and refractive lens exchange (RLE) and KAMRA corneal implants.
ICLs (Implantable Collamer Lenses) and RLE (Refractive Lens Exchange)
To put it simply, our skill and experience make it possible to implant specialized “contact” lenses inside the eye over its natural lens. And for certain other individuals, we may recommend that we exchange the natural lens for an advanced intraocular lens implant. Thanks to our unsurpassed experience and capability with techniques commonly used in cataract surgery our patients experience excellent outcomes with lasting visual improvements from both of these procedures. We are among an elite group and small minority of area providers offering ICLs and RLE.
Considering refractive surgery or laser vision correction to reduce your dependence on contact lenses or glasses? See your best with the most advanced care from the team who set the standard for precision and excellence. Call Eye Care Professionals today.