Alternatives to Lasik
There are alternatives to Lasik surgery - other than glass or contacts - that may be a better option some patients.
PRK is a vision correction procedure that alters the shape of the cornea to change how light enters through the eye. By changing the cornea's shape, PRK can fix - nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.
PRK is similar to Lasik in many ways, and produce similar outcomes. PRK is FDA approved and is a safe and stable procedure for qualified patients. PRK and LASIK are both considered “laser vision correction surgery,” but each is a little different when it comes to advantages and disadvantages.
The advantage of the Visian ICL is that it can permanently correct your vision, yet no natural tissue is removed in any way during the procedure. If for the unlikely reason you need or wish to remove your Visian ICLs in the future, your doctor can accommodate you.
Visian ICL has been approved in Europe since 1997 and in the U.S. since 2005. In that time, over 700,000 eyes have been implanted with Visian ICLs by certified, specialized surgeons with a study showing a 99% patient satisfaction rate.
Also, fast recovery time -typically a quick, 20-30 minute or less procedure and most people are able to resume daily activities in just a few short days with clearer vision