AST (Advanced Surface Treatment) is a type of refractive procedure performed to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism – just like LASIK vision correction does. At the heart of the procedure, your doctor uses laser energy to reshape your corneato allow light to properly focus on your retina which is the back of your eye. A cornea that is not ideally shaped will cause blurry vision at varying distances.
AST can correct the corneal shape to allow for clear vision.
AST is often recommended for patients who have thin corneas. Rather than creating a flap on the corneal surface (as in LASIK), your doctor removes the outermost layer of corneal tissue so the reshaping process can be administered. This is an outpatient procedure that may take a bit longer to recover from than LASIK because the eyes need time to regenerate the epithelial layer on the cornea.
The best way to find out if AST in Harrisburg might help you achieve clear vision is by scheduling a free LASIK Consultation with us. We will assess your corneal thickness, eye health and other factors to determine if this might be a safe and effective procedure for you. The Consultation is also a time when you can get your questions answered and learn more about our AST technology, experience and results.