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Laser eye surgery lets you see the world anew

January 17, 2014

Over the past 25 years, laser eye surgery has revolutionized many peoples’ lives. More than 10 million patients in North America have enjoyed newfound freedom becoming less dependent from glasses or contacts thanks to laser eye surgeries.

Custom LASIK is an effective procedure for adults with healthy corneas and a stable eyeglass prescription.

Surgeries for different needs

Clearview Vision Institute performs different types of laser eye surgeries, depending on your individual needs. Some of the procedures we offer include:

  • Custom Bladeless LASIK
    The corneal flap is created using a laser as opposed to a blade which can prevent a flap complication, preserves corneal tissue, Wavefront /topography guided treatment is than applied to tailor vision correction more precisely.
  • Custom Photorefraction Keratectomy (PRK)
    This form of surgery essentially reshapes the corneal surface to deliver improved vision. It is very effective for patients with unusual structured corneas or as an option for patients who play contact sports. Wavefront /topography guided treatment is than applied to tailor vision correction more precisely.
  • LASIK XTRA
    This procedure is an effective adjunct to laser eye surgeries and provides additional nutrition and health to the cornea, resulting in increased corneal strength. It can be performed at the same time that a laser eye surgery is performed or can be done separately. In conjunction with a Lasik procedure, added biomechanical strength may eliminate the need for a Lasik enhancement and may also extend the longevity of the Lasik correction.

The professionals at Clearview Vision Institute work closely with each patient to identify which type of laser eye procedure is right for you.

Common sensations post operatively:

Custom Laser eye surgery is one of the most common surgical procedures performed today and offers most patients a low-risk to improved vision. Custom LASIK or Custom PRK can typically be completed in less than 10 minutes per eye with the laser portion lasting mere seconds. The recovery period from laser eye surgery is typically short. Common sensations after surgery include:

  • Dry eyes
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Sensation of a foreign object in the eye, commonly eased with over-the-counter pain medicines

These symptoms generally subside within a few days-to a few weeks depending on the patient and how they heal.

Trust the professionals

If you are considering laser eye surgery, you can trust in the experts at Clearview Vision Institute to provide you with the best in technology, process and results. Clearview Vision Institute puts your care and health at the heart of every procedure they perform, delivering the utmost in patient care.