Laser Vision Correction
Poor vision can affect nearly every aspect of your life. Although glasses and contact lenses correct refractive disorders – such as myopia (nearsightedness) or astigmatism – you may have activities, hobbies, or even a profession where eyewear is a hindrance and a hassle.
Laser vision correction can provide you with clear, sharp vision that requires little to no dependence on glasses or contacts. In fact, some patients are left with vision that is better than 20/20. To find out if you are a candidate for laser vision correction, call us today at (972) 403-1110 to schedule a screening.
LASIK is a life-changing procedure that can free you from the limitations of glasses and contacts.
At Brooks Eye Associates, we offer iLASIK (Intra-LASIK) – the most advanced form of LASIK eye surgery available today. Dr. Brooks first maps each unique imperfection in your eyes using CustomVue™ technology, ensuring your treatment is fully customized for the best results possible. During iLASIK, the innovative IntraLase™ laser is used to create a thin flap in your cornea. Then, Dr. Brooks uses an excimer laser to re-shape your cornea using the “map” created by CustomVue, precisely correcting your specific refractive disorder(s).
Most people are good candidates for LASIK. However, if you have especially thin corneas, Dr. Brooks may recommend PRK (Photorefractive Keratectomy) instead.
PRK works the same way as LASIK, using a targeted excimer laser to re-shape your cornea in order to improve the focusing power of your eyes. The main difference is that instead of creating a hinged corneal flap, PRK removes the entire outermost layer of the cornea. This layer will re-grow after the procedure.
PRK results are comparable to LASIK, but it may take a bit longer for your eyes to heal, since the outermost (epithelial) layer of your cornea needs to regenerate.
Which Type of Laser Vision Correction is Right for You?
Dr. Brooks will perform a comprehensive eye exam to help determine which laser procedure would provide you with the best and safest results.
If you are not a candidate for laser vision correction at all, we may recommend an alternative approach to vision correction, such as an Implantable Collamer Lens (ICL) or another type of premium lens implant.
If you are ready to restore your eyesight through laser vision correction, please contact Brooks Eye Associates or call (972) 403-1110 today to schedule your iLASIK screening. We serve patients throughout Plano, Frisco, and Dallas, Texas.