Advanced Surface ABlation in Chelsea, New York, NY
If you are looking to improve your vision but are tired of having to change your contacts or are still wearing glasses, then one of the treatment options your New York, NY, LASIK doctor may suggest is called Advanced Surface Ablation. You can learn more about it and other alternatives by reaching out to Dr. Christopher Coad and Dr. Jay Yoon, and Dr. Alyssa Gard of Chelsea Eye Ophthalmology.
Laser Eye Surgery
Laser eye surgery is a rather broad term used to describe the different approaches to treating eye conditions that employ laser technology. But LASIK is not synonymous with laser eye surgery, the procedure takes a very specific approach and typically consists of two parts.
First, a circular access is created on the surface of the eye, commonly called a flap as it's what it resembles. This flap is folded over so that the next step can take place.
Your doctor then has access to the part of the eye that will be corrected with very precise light rays. These remove very minute pieces of tissue that are creating the vision problems you are having.
After this second step, the flap is then folded back to its original position where it will help to protect the eye as it heals.
Advanced Surface Ablation Photorefractive Keratectomy, or as it's otherwise known, Advanced PRK, or just PRK, involves very similar steps to traditional LASIK, except without creating a flap.
Instead, your doctor removes the outer surface of the cornea and then corrects the tissue underneath as they would during LASIK. But then a soft contact lens serves as the protective cover for your eye.
LASIK Surgeon in Chelsea, New York, NY
Your LASIK surgeon practices Advanced LASIK (iLASIK), a more advanced and precise implementation of LASIK, as well as Advanced Surface Ablation, or you may even be recommended Implantable Contact Lens (Visian ICL) to correct your vision.
So if you are interested in Advanced Surface Ablation or LASIK begin by scheduling a visit with Chelsea Eye Ophthalmology with Dr. Coad, Dr. Yoon, and Dr. Gard in New York, NY, by dialing (212) 220-0066.