Laser vision correction can be used to correct vision problems. However, not everyone is a candidate for this surgery. The optometrists at Dr. Coward & Associates are happy to answer your questions about laser vision correction and whether or not they believe you are a candidate for surgery.
Laser eye surgery often involves reshaping the eye’s cornea to improve optical focus in an attempt to eliminate or decrease the need for glasses. Two of the most common types of laser eye surgery are laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). For presbyopic patients (those older than 40 that require reading glasses as well as distance glasses), there are a variety of surgical options available that may provide clear vision.
If you are interested in laser eye surgery, your optometrist will refer you to an ophthalmologist for a consultation. They often work with the surgeon to assess your vision and ocular health post-surgery.
Please speak to your optometrist today about whether laser eye surgery may be right for you.