If you’ve always wished for clear sight without glasses or contacts, laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) at Eye Care & Surgery might just be what you’ve been waiting for. The expert ophthalmologists perform bladeless (no scalpel) LASIK surgery using a VisX Excimer laser to ensure reliably excellent outcomes. With two convenient New York City locations in Washington Heights in Manhattan and another near the Grand Concourse in the Bronx, right across the street from Yankee Stadium, schedule your appointment today. Click the online booking tool, or call your nearest Eye Care & Surgery location for your LASIK consultation now.
LASIK is a vision correction surgery that corrects nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. The ophthalmologists at Eye Care & Surgery have many years of experience in LASIK surgery, as well as other surgeries like photorefractive keratectomy (PRK).
LASIK can help you see without glasses or contacts. The surgery is outpatient and offers fast results.
Traditionally, LASIK corrected only nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism, so if you had age-related near vision problems (presbyopia), you’d still need reading glasses.
The experienced ophthalmologists at Eye Care & Surgery can correct presbyopia with specialized LASIK techniques, including monovision.
In monovision LASIK, your Eye Care & Surgery ophthalmologist corrects refractive errors in one eye only. One eye handles the distance vision while the other mainly handles the close-up vision. Your eyes learn to work as a team to make monovision work well for vision correction at all distances.
During LASIK surgery, your Eye Care & Surgery ophthalmologist creates a small flap in your cornea. Then, using an excimer laser, they precisely reshape the corneal tissue to correct your refractive errors.
Finally, your ophthalmologist repositions the corneal flap to end the procedure. In most cases, the corneal flap heals on its own with no stitches needed.
A consultation at Eye Care & Surgery is the best way to find out whether you’re a good LASIK candidate. In general, patients with refractive errors can be good LASIK candidates if they have healthy corneas, and their vision prescription falls within certain ranges.
If your corneas are too thin for LASIK, you can likely still get vision correction with another type of surgery, like PRK. If you have extremely severe nearsightedness, for example, premium lens implants (implantable contact lenses) might be a better option than LASIK.
Your Eye Care & Surgery ophthalmologist explains all the options so you can decide whether LASIK is your best choice.
Use online booking or call the Eye Care & Surgery location nearest you for a LASIK consultation now.