How fast will my vision recover?
Can I have both eyes treated the same day?
Is the procedure painful?
How safe is LASIK?
Is Laser Vision Correction permanent?
Who is a candidate for LASIK?
Alternative Treatment Options
For patients whose corneas are too thin for LASIK our surgeons offer a range of alternative treatments that deliver similar vision correction results, including LASEK and PRK. Both LASEK and PRK involve complete removal of the superficial layer of the cornea (epithelium) prior to the excimer laser treatment. In LASEK the epithelium is returned to its original position following surgery; in PRK, the eye is covered following treatment to allow new epithelial cells to generate.
LASEK and PRK are permanent vision correction procedures that can be used to correct most levels of nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. In contrast to LASIK, LASEK and PRK may require several days of rest in order to avoid postoperative complications and achieve visual stability.
Our medical team at Manhattan Lasik Center ® will inform you of the best treatment option for you and explain every step of your vision correction procedure.