For decades now people have benefited from medical advancements to correct vision through simple surgical procedures. This began with RK surgery back in the seventies and eighties and moved to laser surgery in the mid-nineties. The current landscape of vision correction is primarily LASER. Lasik is the most common procedure utilized today to reduce the need for glasses. ASA (formerly referred to as PRK) is also commonly done for specific patients based on their corneal tissue and prescription.
Not everyone is a candidate for laser vision correction. Certain types of prescriptions are more successful than others with laser. Farsighted prescriptions typically do not result as well as nearsighted prescriptions. Laser vision does not address nor improve presbyopia (over 40 condition that causes difficulty seeing up close). Laser vision for the right candidate can be a life changing procedure. For patients that were not screened properly it can cause significant issues and be a complete waste of resources. We will examine all aspects of your eyes to confirm if you would truly benefit from laser correction or if you are not a good candidate for these types of procedures.
Dr. Albright has over twenty years of laser vision experience and at one time was the clinic director of a laser correction center. He has seen thousands of laser patients pre and post operatively. He has seen how great it can be and how difficult it can be if not all precautions and screenings are taken. If you are interested let us look your eyes over and give you unbiased direction and honest recommendations on how to proceed.