Get Rid of Your Glasses

Have you ever thought about what life would be like without your glasses or contact lenses?  Imagine seeing perfectly without wearing glasses or without your daily contact lens routine!  Think of all you can do and all the time you’ll save without glasses or contact lenses…let our doctors help determine if you are a candidate for LASIK, PRK or ICL procedures.

LASIK Procedure

Chances are, you’ve heard of LASIK, but do you know what it does or what the procedure entails? LASIK is a form of laser vision correction offered by Snead Eye Group, one of the most popular elective surgeries in Southwest Florida. Using a laser beam, an eye surgeon can reshape the cornea of your eye to make it more ideal for focusing light, thus improving your vision.

 

Laser vision correction is one of the most popular elective surgeries in the U.S. today. It can give patients with common vision problems, such as nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism, improved vision. This can help to reduce their dependency on glasses or contact lenses, and in some cases eliminate their dependency entirely.

 

LASIK has become the most widely performed and accepted form of laser vision correction. In one survey, 87 percent of LASIK patients said they would recommend it to their friends. There is no minimum amount of correction required for LASIK and speaking to one of our doctors about it can be the first step to changing how you see the world forever.

PRK Procedure

PRK or Photo Refractive Keratectomy is a laser procedure that is also used to correct vision problems like nearsightedness and farsightedness. PRK has the same overall effect, however has a slightly different procedural method.  During a PRK procedure, the doctor will remove the outer layer of the cornea to treat the eye while LASIK surgery only requires that an incision be made in order to create a flap of corneal tissue that is lifted to create direct access for the laser.

ICL Procedure

The ICL is an implantable lens that works with the natural lens of your eye to improve your vision. During the procedure, the lens is inserted between your iris and your natural lens thru a tiny incision that usually does not require any stitches. It can be a great option for patients who cannot have LASIK surgery because of high prescription (-3 and up to -15), thin corneas or dry eyes. Patients with astigmatism can also be candidates for this procedure.

Which procedure is right for you?

The difference between PRK and LASIK Surgery is that PRK treats the exterior of the eye, reshaping the outside surface while LASIK Eye Surgery reshapes the cornea after a thin flap has been created on the surface of the eye.

 

The biggest difference between LASIK and ICL is during ICL a special contact lens is implanted inside the eye and works with the eye’s natural lens to provide excellent quality of vision for a wide range of correction.  This procedure may be ideal for patients who are not candidates for LASIK due to high levels of nearsightedness, or for patients who do not like the idea of permanently removing corneal tissue.

 

During your consultation at Snead Eye Group, your doctor will review all procedures with you, and assist in determining which procedure is right for you.

Financing

Through Care Credit®, Snead Eye Group offers financing options to assist in paying for your eye procedure or surgery.  Get more information about Care Credit® now!