A number of years ago, laser eye surgery used to seem like a last resort- something most people worried about and put off and therefore neglected. However, nowadays there is no stigma attached to needing laser eye surgery. The advent of more efficient and modern techniques and technology have brought with them major clarity and the ability to work with laser precision.
Reflecting the growing popularity of laser eye surgery meant that even the language used for laser eye surgery had to change, as the term “surgery” is usually a little intimidating. Surgeries are now called “Corrective Procedures” and among these remedies are treatments like LASIK, PRK, Visian ICL and many more, all under the umbrella of what is now called “laser vision correction.”
The dynamic field of laser eye surgery has brought Claris Eye Care & Surgery to the forefront of specialized medicine. Our specialties are lasik, botox, glaucoma, cataracts, laser treatment, general eye care and so much more. We pay attention to every detail and clearly, at Claris, the most important detail is you.
Who Needs Laser Eye Surgery?
At Claris Eye Care and Surgery we’ve noticed that lifestyle choices and different types of jobs can make a big difference in the type of laser eye surgery you need. For example, a seamstress requires keen near vision, computer specialists need good vision at intermediate ranges and a pilot needs to preserve depth perception to make good spatially oriented judgments while flying.
No matter what type of work a person does, by a certain age, vision stabilizes and for most people, this vision level is not perfect. Therefore some form of assistance is necessary in the form of glasses or contacts to help see things far away or to read up close.
Generally speaking, people in the age range of 20s or 30s with mild to moderate farsightedness, nearsightedness, and/or astigmatism are usually excellent candidates for many laser eye surgery procedures.
The Progression Of Laser Eye Surgery
For the past 7 centuries eyeglasses had been the only practical way to correct vision errors, until contact lenses were popularized in the 1950s. Fast forward a few hundred years and there are now many modern approaches to corrective eye surgery that range from laser reshaping of the eye’s surface in procedures such as LASIK and PRK to surgical insertion of artificial lenses into patients eyes to correct eyesight.
Particularly, over the past 25 years, surgical techniques, tools, and procedures for laser eye surgery have evolved rapidly. Recent technological advances have given eye surgeons better methods of creating thinner flaps in a predictable way, meaning that even people with thin corneas now might be candidates for a LASIK procedure.
Currently, with LASIK, PRK, IOL implantable lenses and similar procedures, laser energy reshapes the curvature of the eye’s clear front surface (cornea) to alter the way light rays enter the eye. Artificial lenses surgically inserted into the eye also can refocus light rays to sharpen vision.
Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK) was actually the first successful laser eye surgery procedure for vision correction used to remove (ablate) tissue directly from the eye’s surface to change the curvature of the cornea. PRK, also known as surface ablation, was performed outside the United States during the 1980s and received FDA approval in 1995.
Claris Eye Care and Surgery uses the ultra-modern analysis of Wavefront technology that accurately measures vision errors in custom LASIK helps achieve very precise outcomes. Wavefront measures precisely how light travels through the eye. Excimer lasers with built-in wavefront analysis can detect and automatically adjust for subtle vision errors when laser energy is applied to reshape the cornea. Studies even suggest that wavefront-guided LASIK helps maintain contrast sensitivity and reduces the risk of night glare after LASIK surgery,
Come On In To Claris
Come on in to Claris Eye Care and Surgery and our Minneapolis eye care team can help explain laser surgery options with any possible conflicts, as well as help identify methods of financing such procedures.
Claris Eye Care & Surgery is the top Eye Care specialist for laser eye surgery in Minneapolis St. Paul Minnesota. The people who seek out our services for laser eye surgery desire professionals with the most up-to-date clinical information, an ability to listen, and the best eye surgeon & eye surgery experience available. For the best laser eye surgery in Minneapolis and St. Paul the choice is clear!
For more information about laser vision correction, please contact us at 612.775.8009 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.