There are many different types of laser vision correction and depending on the severity or condition of your eyes, LASIK eye surgery may not be the best solution.
Often, if an individual has a corneal distortion, PRK or LASEK may be a more beneficial procedure than LASIK. The PRK procedure was in fact the first type of laser eye surgery for vision correction and is the predecessor to the popular LASIK procedure everyone has come to know. Like the LASIK procedure, PRK and LASEK reshape the cornea to correct one’s vision by using an excimer laser. The procedures differ in the preparation of the cornea prior to the excimer laser treatment. PRK and LASEK are often an optimal approach for a number of reasons.
So which procedure is right for you? Dr. Carlson will review all of your medical history and vision conditions at the consultation, and advise you of your candidacy, surgical options, and his recommendation of what service would be best for you.
Our entire Claris team can help explain vision correction options and possible complications so you’re comfortable with your choice. The consultation is free, so we encourage you to schedule a visit and learn what is possible for you.
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