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Procedures for people from 20 to 40 years old
Dr. Schneider and his staff are able to offer a wide range of treatment procedures including BLADELESS CUSTOM LASIK surgery. LASIK has always involved two steps: making a flap and reshaping the cornea with the excimer laser. Because we are dedicated to providing our patients with the best possible vision, we use the Intralase femtosecond laser to make the flap, thereby making LASIK an ALL LASER procedure.
Since the excimer laser was first approved by the FDA in 1995, LASIK has become one of the most popular surgical procedures for vision correction. Everyday, more and more patients in need of vision correction choose LASIK because it is proven to have less side effects and a quicker recovery time than most other vision correction procedures. LASIK, which stands for 'laser in-situ keratomileusis', is a surgical procedure that treats astigmatism, nearsightedness, and farsightedness by removing tissue within the cornea. Click here for more info.
PRK is similar to LASIK surgery in that it corrects varying degrees of astigmatism, nearsightedness and farsightedness vision by reshaping the cornea. However, the two procedures are different. With PRK the outer surface of the cornea is reshaped using the excimer laser (a 'cold laser' that doesn't burn tissue but sculpts and reshapes by removing one tiny layer at a time). With LASIK surgery, a flap is created on the cornea and the reshaping takes place on the inner tissue. Click here for more info.
Implantable Contact Lenses
What is it?
The Visian ICL™ (Implantable Collamer Lens) is a specifically designed lens that is permanently implanted in the eye behind the iris and in front of the natural lens. The lens is intended to correct moderate to severe nearsightedness (myopia) in patients between the ages of 21 and 45. This type of lens is called a phakic IOL because the eye still has its natural lens. Since the correction is preformed inside the eye, the procedure requires more technical expertise than LASIK. Most ICL patients tend to see quick, dramatic improvements in their eyesight within the first 24 hours.
How does it work?
It works by bending (refracting) light rays to allow them to focus on the retina.
When is it used?
The Implantable Contact Lens is intended for use in adult patients with healthy eyes and stable vision. These small lenses are capable of correcting large amounts of nearsightedness and may be better surgical solutions for those with high corrections or corneas that are too thin to safely allow laser vision correction.
What will it accomplish?
The Visian ICL™ may improve a patient's distance vision without glasses or contact lenses. Click here for more info.