At Harbin Clinic Eye Center, we offer several different refractive surgery procedures to help our patients reduce their dependence on corrective eyewear for distance viewing.
Learn about refractive surgery, and the surgery options available:
The term "Refractive Surgery" is a generic term for any ocular surgery that aims to reduce the need for corrective lenses. People generally need to wear glasses or contact lenses because they have some type of "refractive error." Types of refractive errors are:
Myopia (nearsightedness -- can see near but not far)
Learn about myopia, and the treatment options:
Hyperopia (farsightedness -- can see far better than near but neither are good)
Learn about hyperopia, and the treatment options:
Astigmatism (usually blurred at all distances and can occur in combination with myopia or hyperopia)
Learn about astigmatism, and the treatment options:
LASIK and Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK) are types of refractive surgery that use cool laser energy to reshape the corneal surface of the eye, thereby reducing dependence on corrective eyewear.
Additionally, Visian Implantable Collamer Lens (ICL) and Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE) surgery are lens implant types of refractive surgery that can also reduce the need for glasses or contact lenses.
To find out if you are a candidate for this life changing type of surgery and what procedure is best for you, call us at 762-235-3200 or 762-235-3200 for a consultation.