Refractive Surgery in Philadelphia, PA

Refractive surgery is a procedure performed at Pennsylvania Surgery and Laser Center for individuals who suffer from common refractive errors, such as myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), astigmatism, or presbyopia (hardening of the lens). Refractive errors can happen in anyone and often require prescription glasses or contacts to correct. Refractive surgery offers a long-term solution for these common eye problems, allowing patients to see more clearly without always needing corrective lenses. If you want to decrease your reliance on glasses or contacts, schedule a consultation with our eye care specialists in Philadelphia, PA to learn how refractive surgery can enhance your vision.

Before starting any eye surgery, we'll apply numbing drops to your eyes to prevent any pain and apply a device to hold the lids open. At Pennsylvania Surgery and Laser Center, we specialize in both LASIK (Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis) and PRK (Photorefractive Keratectomy) for treating refractive errors. Each has a different approach, and one may be better than the other, depending on your circumstances.

  • LASIK: Using a precise blade or laser, we'll open a tiny flap on the front of your eye. After folding it back, we'll use an advanced laser to remove tiny bits of the cornea to reshape it. The laser is capable of tracking your eye's position and will automatically stop if the eye moves too much so you don't need to worry about the wrong part being targeted. After that, we'll close the corneal flap, allowing it to heal over time.
  • PRK: This procedure involves removing the outermost layer of the cornea (the epithelium) using specialized tools. Once the epithelium has been removed, our ophthalmologists will reshape the underlying layers with a programmable laser. You'll hear a clicking sound during the treatment, but you should feel no pain while your surgeon works. As you recover, your cornea will heal, and you should begin to see improvements in your vision.

Both LASIK and PRK can usually be completed in under 30 minutes. Afterward, you'll need to apply prescription eye drops and take steps to protect your eyes as they heal. Any discomfort you feel after your refractive surgery can be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers.

If your vision is compromised because of hyperopia, myopia, astigmatism, or any other refractive errors, refractive surgery at Pennsylvania Surgery and Laser Center may be your solution for seeing clearly without corrective lenses. The benefits of this treatment include:

  • Procedure can be done in minutes
  • Smooth recovery period
  • Reduces dependence on glasses or contacts to be able to see
  • Improvements in vision are usually seen within days

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Refractive errors are a common issue that countless people struggle with. If your vision is less than what it could be, then refractive surgery performed by the ophthalmologists at Pennsylvania Surgery and Laser Center could help. Our team uses state-of-the-art technology to help our patients see more clearly and get the most out of their vision. Learn more about our approaches to refractive surgery by scheduling a consultation at our Philadelphia, PA facility today.

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