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Laser Vision Correction

Lasik IllustrationIn a recent FDA study, more than 95% of participants were satisfied with their vision following LASIK surgery.

Patients who are dependent on glasses or contact lenses can make their vision clearer using Laser Vision Correction. Laser Vision Correction is any procedure that uses an Excimer laser to sculpt the Cornea and correct vision. An Excimer laser uses a cool, ultraviolet beam to sculpt the Cornea and treat nearsightedness, farsightedness and/or astigmatism.

The Cornea is the clear dome in front of the eye and is made of several layers. With Laser Vision Correction, the Excimer laser sculpts the middle layer of the Cornea. There are different techniques to access this middle layer. The middle layer can be accessed using a Flap (as in LASIK and Intra-LASIK) or by removal of the outer layer of the Cornea mechanically (as in PRK) or using a chemical solution (as in LASEK)

What Are the Types of Laser Vision Correction Available?

iLASIK - Laser Vision Correction in DallasTraditional
: In Traditional LASIK, a blade called a Microkeratome was used to cut a thin flap of corneal tissue to expose the middle layer of the cornea. The Microkeratome was a mechanical device and it did not allow much Surgeon control. This was sometimes associated with problems during flap creation. This type of LASIK is still performed by some doctors but is going out of favor.

PRK: PRK was the first type of Laser Vision Correction available in the U.S. With this procedure, the outer layer of the cornea is removed mechanically prior to sculpting the eye with the Excimer laser. No flap is created with PRK. New healthy cells grow over the treatment area over the first few days. A bandage contact lens is placed over the eye for comfort.

LASIK: This is sometimes referred to as “no cut” LASIK. With this procedure, a special alcohol solution is used to loosen and remove a small cap of the outer layer of the cornea prior to sculpting the eye with the Excimer laser. The cap is replaced on the eye after the procedure. New healthy cells grow under the cap over the first few days. A bandage contact lens is placed over the eye for comfort.

SMILE EYE SURGERY: SMILE Vision Correction (Small Incision Lenticule Extraction) is a type of laser eye surgery that corrects near-sightedness. It works by using a laser to cut a small contact-shaped disk just below the surface of the eye that the eye surgeon then removes through a small opening that the laser also creates. The laser treatment is less than 30 seconds and is gentle, safe, and effective to correct vision.

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Which Procedure Is the Best for Me?

This decision can only be made after having a comprehensive Eye exam and having a discussion with your doctor. These days, most patients select Intra-LASIK because of the fast results, precision, and lack of discomfort. Patients with Dry eyes, Thin Corneas, or Anterior Basement Membrane disease may do best with either PRK or LASEK.

Financing your Laser Eye Surgery

The cost of your laser eye surgery in Dallas will be based on the technique used and other factors that our ophthalmologists can go over during your consultation at LaserCare Eye Center. Financing options are available.

We offer several options to help pay for the cost of LASIK and laser eye surgery in Irving, Southlake, and, Plano, TX.  This page will expand on all of your options. Whether paying with cash, using a credit card, or financing with one of our providers, we have an option that’s right for you.  We also accept FSA and HSA for payments on LASIK.

Schedule a Consultation

If you would like to learn more about laser eye surgery, contact LaserCare Eye Center today to schedule a consultation with one of our highly skilled and expertly trained ophthalmologists. Our team can let you know if what type of laser eye surgery is the right choice for you and can go over the options we offer for laser-based vision correction in Dallas.


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