Types Of Laser Vision Correction?

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Types Of Laser Vision Correction?

What are some types of Laser Vision Correction, and how do they differ?


What Is LASEK?

LASEK (Laser Epithelial Keratectomy) is a corrective procedure that combines the many benefits of PRK and LASIK to create

one of the safest forms of laser vision correction. LASEK is used to treat myopia, hyperopia, or astigmatism.

What Are the Advantages of LASEK?


LASEK is a laser vision correction procedure that was developed to eliminate flap-related complications that can occur with other procedures, such as LASIK.


LASEK is one of the safest and most advanced forms of laser vision correction available to date!


LASEK is considered minimally invasive, meaning that there is no cut made to the cornea, not a blade cut (microkeratome) nor a laser cut (IntraLase or femtosecond laser).  


No cut means no flap.  Over 90% of complications with LASIK are flap-related.



  • Astigmatism
  • Thinner corneas
  • Larger Pupils
  • Higher prescriptions
  • Dry Eye
  • No flap related issues
  • Less risk of surgical complications


What is LASIK

LASIK is an eye surgery that corrects nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism—all of which are often caused by a focusing errors that can be corrected by changing the shape of the cornea .


To reshape the cornea, a LASIK surgeon creates a protective flap of tissue in the outer layer of cornea and uses a laser to remove microscopic cells in the layer beneath.


What Are the Advantages of LASIK?

  • LASIK offers a slightly shorter healing time than LASEK (2-3 days faster healing than LASEK)


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