Vision Options For Ages 40 - 55 Dallas
Vision changes as we age. At LaserCare Eye Center, we offer our patients options for Vision Correction to reduce dependence on glasses. No option is perfect in every way, perfect for every age or perfect for every patient. Our Doctors and our staff will team up with you to find the best option. For more information about any of the procedures, please click on the hyperlinks below.
Vision Landscape: Vision continues to change after age 40. In the 40’s, near vision continues to deteriorate. In the 50’s cataracts form and begin to affect vision.
ReLEx SMILE: ReLEx SMILE is a new LASIK eye surgery procedure without a corneal flap. It works by using a Zeiss femtosecond laser to create a small disc, or “lenticule”, in the cornea that is then removed by the LASIK Surgeon. Please read the full document by following the link or contact us to set up your free consult to see what technology best fits your needs.
LASIK*: This quick 2-step procedure corrects mild-moderate amounts of astigmatism, as well as nearsightedness and farsightedness. We provide the latest blade-free LASIK, using the Intralase femtosecond laser. Visual recovery is rapid in most young patients. Most patients return to work the next day. Virtually all of our patients report no pain with LASIK.
PRK*: This quick 1-step procedure corrects vision using the same laser as LASIK. It is also a blade-free procedure. It is ideal for patients with thin corneas or with dry eyes. Compared to LASIK, visual recovery is slower (weeks to months).
Decision Time: Near vision problems set in at age 40 with or without surgery. All patients over 40 need to make an important decision regarding the type of LASIK or PRK correction they desire.
- Full correction LASIK/PRK: Both eyes are corrected for distance and glasses are required for reading and computer vision.
- Monovision LASIK/PRK: One eye is corrected for distance and the other eye is corrected for near.
Clear Lens Exchange*: For patients over age 40 who desire lens-based Vision Correction and do not want to wait until Cataract surgery is covered by insurance, Clear Lens Exchange is an option. The surgery is the same as Cataract surgery, except a Clear lens (instead of a Cloudy Cataract) is removed. This surgery is never covered by insurance. It is considered a Refractive Surgery and involves the use of Specialty lens implants and/or Laser technology.
Raindrop and Corneal Inlay: The raindrop and corneal inlay procedures correct presbyopia or nearsightedness. They work by implanting a small clear disc into the eye. Presbyopia is a worsening of near vision resulting in the need for reading classes.
Financing: We offer financing options and all you have to choose is either 0% interest or a very low monthly payment**. For more information, please call 214-574-9600 or email contact us for more information.
*LASIK, PRK and Clear Lensectomy are considered refractive procedures and are never covered by insurance, but some vision plans may offer discounts. **Finance options subject to approved credit.