Pennsylvania Surgery and Laser Center
Surgery Center located in Philadelphia, PA
If wearing eyeglasses or contact lenses is uncomfortable or burdensome, it may be time to consider LASIK surgery. The team at Pennsylvania Surgery and Laser Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, uses the latest technology in LASIK surgery, including the Wavelight Allegretto Wave® system and Contoura® Vision topography-guided treatments. For the most advanced LASIK surgery available, call the office.
LASIK Surgery Q&A
What is LASIK surgery?
LASIK is the most commonly performed laser eye surgery treatment. The word LASIK is an acronym that stands for laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis. LASIK is a form of refractive surgery, which means it reshapes the cornea of your eye to improve your vision.
The team at Pennsylvania Surgery and Laser Center uses advanced LASIK technologies, including:
Wavelight Allegretto Wave
The Wavelight Allegretto Wave system uses high-speed eye-tracking and smart energy control to ensure superior precision throughout your LASIK treatment. This system is one of the fastest vision correction lasers in the United States, which leads to an easier and less-stressful LASIK experience.
Contoura Vision topography-guided treatment
The Contoura Vision system is the newest and most precise LASIK procedure available. Topography-guided LASIK provides your surgeon with a greater degree of information about the unique characteristics of your eye. This leads to superior personalized LASIK treatment that addresses your needs more accurately than ever before.
What does LASIK surgery treat?
The team at Pennsylvania Surgery and Laser Center uses LASIK to treat a variety of vision problems, including myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism.
These vision problems result from refractive errors, which means that the shape of your cornea prevents light from bending properly and focusing on your retina. The goal of LASIK is to correct refractive errors by changing the shape of your cornea.
Who is a good candidate for LASIK surgery?
You may be a good candidate for LASIK eye surgery if you’re an adult and your vision has not changed much in the last year. You should also have healthy eyes and corneas that are thick enough to treat with LASIK.
If you’re interested in LASIK, schedule a consultation at Pennsylvania Surgery and Laser Center. Their expert team evaluates your eyes and reviews your medical history to determine whether LASIK is right for you. If you’re not a good candidate for LASIK, they may recommend a different laser eye surgery, such as photorefractive keratectomy (PRK).
To learn more about LASIK and other eye surgeries, call Pennsylvania Surgery and Laser Center.