While eyeglasses and contact lenses are very common vision correction methods, there is another option. If you have vision problems and would like an alternative to eyeglasses and contact lenses, you might want to explore Eye surgery in Coppell as a possible solution. There are many vision correction surgery options that are performed to treat various vision problems.
Vision correction surgery, which is also called refractive and laser eye surgery, refers to any surgery used to fix vision problems. Eye surgery in Coppell can benefit patients with myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism. The majority of vision correction surgeries reshape the clear front part of your eye; the cornea, in order to allow light to travel through it and to focus properly on the back of the eye; the retina. Other eye surgical procedures are performed to replace the natural lens. Some eye surgery options include: Lasik, PRK, Lasek, and RLE. Lasik is a common and a very popular surgical procedure that can be used to correct myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism. The LASIK surgeon reshapes the tissue underneath the cornea, so it can focus light properly and also makes a flap in the outer layer of the cornea in order to get tissue underneath. PRK or photorefractive keratectomy is used to correct mild to moderate astigmatism, nearsightedness, and farsightedness. PRK is similar to Lasik but unlike Lasik, PRK only affects the cornea surface; not the tissue underneath. During Lasek, or Laser epithelial keratomileusis, can also be utilized to treat nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. The eye surgeon creates a flap and uses an alcohol solution to loosen the tissue and a laser to reshape the cornea. During RLE or refractive lens exchange, the eye surgeon makes a small incision at the edge of the cornea, removes the natural lens and replaces it with silicone or a plastic lens. It can correct extreme cases of nearsightedness and farsightedness. It can fix astigmatism when it’s performed in combination with Lasik.
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