LASIK and PRK
LASIK Surgery & PRK Surgery
LASIK (Laser-Assisted in-Situ Keratomileusis) and PRK (Photorefractive Keratectomy) - LASIK and PRK are outpatient surgical procedures designed to treat nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. With LASIK an ophthalmologist uses a laser or blade to create a thin flap under which laser pulses are applied to reshape the cornea at the front of the eye. This improves the way the eye focuses light rays onto the retina in the back of the eye. With PRK, the laser pulses are applied directly to the surface of the cornea without first creating a flap. More than 90 percent of people who have LASIK achieve between 20/20 and 20/40 vision without the need for glasses or contact lenses.
The LASIK surgeon at Rockland Eye Physicians is fellowship trained and dedicated an entire year after residency to master the intricacies of performing LASIK. He has now performed over 1,000 LASIK procedures. Individuals interested in laser vision correction will undergo an extensive pre-surgical consultation to determine if they are appropriate candidates. For additional information, please call Rockland Eye Physicians and Surgeons.