What Is Refractive Eye Surgery? Is It Right For You?
Do you suffer from a refractive vision error like astigmatism, farsightedness, nearsightedness, or presbyopia? If so, you may be eligible for a refractive surgery procedure at Fishkind, Bakewell, Maltzman, Hunter, and Associates Eye Care and Surgery Center in Tucson, AZ. Our experienced eye surgeons will use LASIK or one of the refractive surgery techniques to improve your vision. We encourage you to reach out to us today to schedule a refractive surgery consultation.
What Is Refractive Surgery?
At Fishkind, Bakewell, Maltzman, and Hunter, our highly-skilled eye surgeons use various safe surgical procedures to assist your eye’s ability to focus on light. While most refractive surgery methods involve reshaping your cornea, other procedures use special lenses to correct vision. We perform these refractive surgeries:
- Photorefractive keratectomy (PRK)
- RLE (Refractive Lensectomy/Refractive Lens Exchange)
- ICL (Implantable Collamer Lens)
Are You a Candidate?
Not everyone can have refractive or laser surgery. Before any procedure, we will review your medical history and conduct a thorough exam to determine if you’re are a suitable candidate for refractive surgery.
Generally, a qualified candidate must be eighteen years or older, must have stable vision for two years, have no history of corneal disease or eye conditions, not be pregnant or nursing, and their eyeglass prescription must be within certain parameters.
Schedule A Refractive Eye Surgery Consultation Today With Our Eye Surgeons
When it comes to determining if you are suitable for refractive eye surgery, there are no one-size-fits-all treatments. Instead, the experts at Fishkind, Bakewell, Maltzman, Hunter and Associates Eye Care and Surgery Center in Tucson will guide you to the best solution after conducting a thorough exam. While LASIK is the most popular type of refractive eye surgery, it's not the only one. There are multiple other refractive eye surgery procedures we can use to help you get the desired level of vision. Either call our practice at 520-293-6740 or visit us online to schedule your consultation.