Living with a vision problem can be difficult, and it takes a lot of work, too. Everyone should have their eyes examined every year no matter what, even if they happen to have perfect eyesight. For people with vision problems like nearsightedness, routine exams can help when it comes to keeping up with changing prescription needs. For many, relying on glasses or contacts is a part of daily life, but not everyone is satisfied doing so. Here at Katz Eye Center, our eye doctor in the Bronx NY can take a look at your condition and see whether you are eligible for an alternative treatment like PRK surgery.
Eye surgery can help people with conditions like myopia to reduce their reliance on prescription lenses. For many, this means wearing glasses or contacts significantly less or not needing them at all. Surgical procedures are now widely used to physically change the imperfections and deformities that cause vision problems in the first place. Another popular surgery available for the same purposes is LASIK or laser eye surgery. The main difference between these procedures is the initial surgical step. In LASIK, a thin flap in the cornea is created with a laser. This flap is lifted to expose the underlying corneal tissue and is then replaced after the cornea is reshaped with an excimer laser. In PRK, the thin outer layer of the cornea is removed and cast-off before reshaping the corneal tissue with an excimer laser. The tissue heals and grows back over the corneal surface within a few days after surgery. Here at Katz Eye Center, our eye doctor in the Bronx NY can tell you more about both of these options and provide you with an evaluation that may determine whether you are a candidate or not, as well.
If you are interested in reducing your need for prescription lenses, PRK surgery may be the solution. Call us here at Katz Eye Center to book your exam with our eye doctor in the Bronx NY today.