Dr. Jack Abrams, and the team at Abrams Eye Institute, have performed thousands of LASIK procedures resulting in improved vision for our patients. LASIK can free people from glasses and contact lenses, and improve life with improved vision. Our team is always glad to assist patients interested in learning more about the procedure and the team shared a few commonly asked questions about the surgery.
Are there different types of LASIK surgery?
Yes. While many use the term LASIK to refer to any kind of laser eye surgery, there are really two different procedures that fall under this category: LASIK and Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK). Each varies slightly in method. Some patients with high prescriptions may not be a candidate for either option, but other possiblities exists such as Implantable Contact Lens (ICL) and Clear Lens Exchange (CLE) also known as (RLE) Refractive lens exchange. Dr. Jack Abrams and the team at Abrams Eye Institute uses the most advanced laser technologies for these LASIK and LASIK alternative procedures to ensure optimal success.
How do I know if I’m a candidate for Laser LASIK surgery?
The doctors, technicians and staff at Abrams Eye Institute carefully evaluate everyone that visits the clinic to learn more about LASIK alternatives. We ask a list of questions regarding your vision, health history and other factors. That is combined with a complete review of the structure of your eyes. An evaluation for a LASIK procedure is done in the clinic and only after we have patients stop wearing contacts for at least one week. If you are a candidate, we offer options to get you started. If you are not a candidate, unlike some other practices, we will not perform surgery on your eyes. Dr. Abrams himself is not a candidate for LASIK, and wears standard lenses for his vision.
How does LASIK surgery work?
For LASIK and PRK procedures, a local anesthetic is applied to the eye (an eye drop) so that the patient can remain awake during the procedure. In the LASIK procedure, our ophthalmologists will make a small incision and pulls back the outermost segment of the cornea. This section of the eye is known as the epithelium. For the PRK procedure, we use a technique known as advanced surface ablation, which chemically loosens the epithelium so that it can be easily removed. After this first step is taken, an excimer laser is used to change the shape of the eye. Many patients see an immediate and dramatic improvement in their vision following the procedure. After the procedure, we provide follow up care to ensure a proper recovery.
What makes AEI the best place for LASIK surgery?
Dr. Abrams is an established leader in the eye surgery, and is counted on by the best healthcare organizations in the field that bring new technology to the market to evaluate. Dr. Abrams tests this groundbreaking new equipment and techniques before other surgeons in the state. When you have LASIK at our clinics, count on being taken care of by the best of the best. As noted before, Dr. Jack Abrams will say no to those interested in LASIK that he feels won’t have an optimal result. His talent, integrity, patient success and standard of patient care are what set the clinic apart.
Can AEI fix LASIK issues from procedures done elsewhere?
Abrams Eye Institute only wishes the best for people looking to improve their eyesight and their lives through LASIK surgery. We do know; however; that some practitioners of the surgery, do not provide the highest level of care for their patients. If you feel like your surgery wasn’t done properly, we’re happy see if we can help, as we have had success in those efforts in the past.
Schedule a consultation with Abrams Eye Institute today to see if LASIK surgery is right for you by calling 702-304-9494.