what is refractive surgery?
Refractive lens surgery, also known as laser or surgical vision correction (depending on the procedure), is a category of treatments that are specifically designed to improve your eyesight and reduce your dependence on glasses and contacts. For most patients, refractive surgery is not needed, but an increasing number of individuals are opting to achieve their best possible vision with one of these treatments. There are several different types of refractive surgeries, all of which are known to be effective with very high rates of success. Our team of board-certified optometrists at Focal Point Vision in San Antonio, TX are pleased to provide these advanced services to improve your visual acuity.
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TYPES OF REFRACTIVE SURGERY PROCEDURES
At Focal Point Vision, our office performs the following types of refractive eye procedures:
- LASIK, the most well-known solution for common eye conditions (most notably myopia and hyperopia) to reduce a patient's dependence on glasses
- PRK, an alternative to LASIK that is similar in nature but requires the cornea to be reshaped
- Refractive lens exchange, a great solution for patients with age-related vision loss (presbyopia)
- Implantable contact lens (ICL), a treatment that completely removes the lens of the eye and replaces it with a new and effective lens to decrease your reliance on glasses
Refractive Laser Surgery
YOUR BEST VISION IS IN SIGHT
Even though it isn't always needed, refractive surgery can dramatically improve the lives of people who want it by reducing their dependence on glasses and allow them to live full lives without worrying about losing a contact. To determine if you're a candidate, one of our eye doctors at Focal Point Vision will assess your eyes and learn about your overall health. If you want to learn more about refractive surgery and the procedures we perform, get in touch with our office in San Antonio, TX, and schedule your appointment.