Other Vision Procedures
As a comprehensive vision correction practice in New York City, we are able to offer the full range of the best state of the art procedures. Dr. Coad uses our extensive advanced diagnostic testing to recommend the safest procedure that also provides excellent vision.
Photorefractive Keratectomy, also known as PRK, is a popular laser vision correction procedure similar to LASIK and LASEK. With PRK, no flap is created. Therefore, the recovery is longer as the flap acts as a natural bandage allowing the eye to heal quicker. Since the laser targets the surface of the eye directly to modify the shape of the cornea, PRK may be the better option for those patients with thinner corneas, irregular or scarred corneas, or a history of dry eye.
During your healing time (7 days), it is common to experience blurriness, light sensitivity, dryness and grittiness. It is recommended to rest for the first 2 days when both eyes are treated together and oral pain medication, as well as topical eye drops, will be given to keep you comfortable. Newer PRK techniques we now use have shortened the recovery time from some of the older methods.
Your vision may slightly fluctuate over the next few weeks to months before optimal vision is reached.
Visian Implantable Collamer Lens (ICL) is a great alternative for vision correction that does not involve removing eye tissue. For those patients with very thin corneas or extreme nearsightedness or farsightedness, this lens implant can be an excellent option to correct vision without the use of glasses or contacts. While Visian ICL can be a permanent correction for your vision, the lens can be removed or replaced should your vision needs change.
This advanced lens implant contains a UV blocker that prevents harmful UVA and UVB rays from entering the eye. And because your cornea tissue has not been affected by this procedure, dry eye will not be an issue.