We are affiliated with two laser PRK (photorefractive keratectomy) surgery centers. Excimer laser refractive surgery is a process which uses a laser to reshape the front surface of the cornea to compensate for nearsightedness (myopia), astigmatism, and farsightedness (hyperopia) . As a result, the need for eyeglasses or contact lenses is reduced or eliminated. An alternative variation of the standard PRK procedure, LASIK, is now the way most procedures are performed. LASIK offers the advantage of faster post operative recovery. It also is specifically indicated for prescriptions of greater magnitude.
Our doctors are presently associated with LaserView Center of CNY. This laser center is conveniently located for most Central New Yorkers. We are also laser associates of the Bochner Eye Institute which is located in Toronto, Canada.
We offer independent and objective laser refractive surgery evaluation to determine patient eligibility for this procedure. Patients, 21 years or older, with stable prescriptions may be candidates for this procedure. When appropriate, data for laser surgery will be referred to a laser center and programming will be determined by one of our doctors. Following the laser procedure, our doctors will provide patient treatment and post surgical follow-up for six months.
Our doctors manage laser procedures on a daily basis. The results to date are exciting. The average patient in our office achieves 20/20 minus (less one or two letters) at the six month progress visit.