Laser Vision Correction
Imagine…being able to see the alarm clock when you wake up.
Imagine being able to see the details of the faces of those you love immediately, without having to reach for your glasses or having to pop your contact lenses in to begin each day.
Imagine sight unencumbered, perfect, the way it was meant to be, naturally.
Imagine no inconveniences or worries about losing, tearing, breaking, or storing your glasses or contacts.
Imagine each day beginning with simply crystal clear vision.
We’ve been there too. As former Laser Vision Correction patients ourselves, we know firsthand the joys and the benefits of renewed vision.
The Benefits of Laser Vision Correction
- No more hassles with or expense of glasses or contacts: Imagine that whatever your passion (sports: Baltimore Ravens and Baltimore Orioles, travel, art, or business) how much more skill you could bring to it, how much more fun you could have if you didn’t have to overcome the ways that glasses and contacts hamper you. The fogging, the slipping, the lack of peripheral vision. The discomfort caused by the tiniest speck of dust in your contacts.
- The LASIK procedure is fast, accurate and safe: The entire procedure takes only a few minutes. LASIK is minimally invasive; the eye tissue heals naturally without need for stitches. It reduces the patient’s healing time.
- The LASIK procedure is predictable and permanent: Dr. Grochmal’s expert application of FDA approved LASIK Alcon Allegretto WaveLight® EX500 excimer laser in combination with the Alcon FS200 femtosecond laser technology bring greater accuracy and effectiveness to eye correction procedures.
- Fast Recovery: Patients greatly prefer the LASIK procedure because it brings them rapid vision recovery. The vision recovery with LASIK is so rapid that most of our patients return to work the very next day!
LASIK: The Procedure & History
There are several forms of laser vision correction available today. The original form of excimer laser treatment is known as PRK (for “photo-refractive keratectomy”). In PRK, the laser energy is applied to the surface of the cornea. The predecessor to PRK was RK (Radial keratotomy) which was the first surgical vision correction procedure to be widely used to correct nearsightedness. Contrary to most people’s understanding, RK does not involve the use of a laser.
Today, however, the most popular variation of excimer laser vision correction treatment by far is called LASIK (for “laser in-situ keratomileusis”). LASIK is our vision correction procedure of choice.
Read more on the PRK and LASIK procedures, and how they can best be applied to correct your particular vision problem.