Vision Correction: What Procedure is Right for You?
Helping patients achieve independence from glasses and contact lenses.
These are the daily hassles that many people have to endure in order to see clearly. These visual aids help people who are nearsighted, farsighted or have astigmatism. However, if you are very active, wearing lenses can hinder your performance and prohibit you from participating in certain activities. The ongoing maintenance of glasses, frames and contacts can also be an expensive nuisance.
At Schein Ernst Mishra Eye, we have helped thousands of people gain the freedom to live life without corrective lenses through a few different types of vision correction procedures:
- LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis): corrects refractive errors of nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism often helping people achieve 20/20 vision
- AST (Advanced Surface Treatment): corrects refractive errors of nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism with similar results of LASIK for people with thin corneas. Sometimes AST is referred to as PRK (photorefractive keratectomy), which is a similar procedure.
- Visian ICL (Intraocular Contact Lens): corrects refractive errors of nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism by implanting a biocompatible Collamer® lens between your iris and natural lens. The lens allows light entering the eye to focus on the retina for clear vision.
When it comes to vision correction, a procedure that is effective for one person may not be right for you – even if you seemingly have the same eyeglass prescription. The right procedure for you will depend on several factors:
- Corneal thickness
- Presence of eye disease or eye conditions
- Strength of your glasses prescription (refractive error)
- Tear film assessment
- Medical condition
- Vision goals
The only way to find out if clear vision without glasses is a possibility for you is by scheduling a free LASIK Consultation with us. You can learn if having LASIK or AST in Harrisburg, PA, is right for you. There is no obligation and you will leave our office knowing more about your own eye health. The decision on how to proceed will be entirely up to you.