Laser vision correction (LVC) has become an exciting alternative for people who want to eliminate or reduce their dependency on spectacles or contact lenses. LVC was developed in the 1980”s as an alternative to other types of vision correction surgeries. The use of Excimer laser allows surgeries to precisely adjust the shape of the cornea (the front surface of the eye).
Lasik (laser in situ keratomeluesis) is the most widely used laser vision correction technique. This procedure involves the creation of a corneal flap, with the laser treatment underneath the flap. An exciting technological advancement called wavefront analysis, allows for measurement of the higher order aberrations on the cornea surface and also within the eye. This data is used in the lasik procedure and can provide a more customized vision correction.
Laser vision correction can provide excellent visual results in most cases, however some people may still require glasses after surgery for some activities.
A comprehensive eye examination as well as additional testing is needed to determine if you are a good candidate for LVC. Special testing includes corneal topography, which measures the slope of the cornea, pachymetry, which measures the thickness of the cornea, wavefront analysis, which measures higher order aberrations, and pupilometry, which measures the pupil size. These tests allow for a comprehensive review of your options concerning laser vision correction.
You may be a candidate for Laser Vision correction if:
- You are having difficulty with your contact lenses.
- Glasses or contact lenses interfere with your lifestyle or occupation.
- You are over the age of 21 years.
- You would be glad if you only had to wear glasses or contact lenses some of the time instead of all the time.
- Your eyes are healthy and your vision is stable.
Dr. Hoover and his staff will assist you with:
- Pre-procedure testing and counseling on laser vision correction options.
- Consulting with the LVC surgeon prior to surgery.
- Post-procedure follow up care to insure a good visual recovery.
- Annual comprehensive eye exam to insure your good eye health.
Dr. Hoover and his staff are committed to providing you with the most accurate and up to date information concerning laser vision correction so you can make the best decision for yourself.
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