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Lasik / PRK

 

 

 

 

 

     The cornea is a part of the eye that helps focus light to create an image on the retina. It works in much the same way that the lens of a camera focuses light to create an image on film. The bending and focusing of light is also known as refraction. Usually the shape of the cornea and the eye are not perfect and the image on the retina is out-of-focus (blurred) or distorted.

     These imperfections in the focusing power of the eye are called refractive errors. There are three primary types of refractive errors: myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism. Persons with myopia, or nearsightedness, have more difficulty seeing distant objects as clearly as near objects.  Persons with hyperopia, or farsightedness,  have more difficulty seeing near objects as clearly as distant objects.  Astigmatism is a distortion of the image on the retina caused by irregularities in the cornea or lens of the eye. Combinations of myopia and astigmatism or hyperopia and astigmatism are common.

     Glasses or contact lenses are designed to compensate for the eye's imperfections. Surgical procedures aimed at improving the focusing power of the eye are called refractive surgery.

 

During LASIK / PRK procedure, precise and controlled removal of corneal tissue by a special laser reshapes the cornea changing its focusing power. 

       

   

   Pacfic Cataract and Laser Institute

 Restore Vision Centers

 Hollingshead Eye Center 

 

 

The doctors at Idaho Eyecare Center perform the pre and post procedure visits as well as complimentary consultations and screenings to determine if you are a candidate for LASIK or PRK. Idaho Eyecare Center works with many surgical centers in the Treasure Valley where the Opthamologist performs the LASIK / PRK procedure.

 

Call our office to set up a consultation with our doctors to see if LASIK / PRK is right for you or if you have any questions please call and ask to speak to our LASIK / PRK coordinator.