WHAT IS REFRACTIVE SURGERY?
Many people have heard about refractive surgery and may not even know about it. Vision corrective surgeries, like LASIK, PRK, and refractive lens exchange, are all types of refractive procedures aimed to correct a patient's eyesight and reduce or eliminate their dependence on glasses and contacts. The doctors at The Eye Center of Southern Indiana focus on providing high-quality care to our patients and will help you select the best refractive surgery for your needs. Schedule a consultation at our Bloomington, IN office to learn more about the refractive surgeries we offer and which is best for your unique needs.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF REFRACTIVE SURGERY?
At The Eye Center of Southern Indiana, we believe in providing patients with high-quality care and the most advanced technologies available. This is why we offer refractive surgery, a procedure that offers men and women a chance to improve their vision without relying on corrective lenses. Additional benefits include:
- Better vision and less dependence on glasses or contacts
- Reduced risk of eye infections from contact lenses
- Less eye strain from working on computers
- Enhanced safety for athletes and active people
- Greater confidence and improved lifestyle quality
WHO IS A CANDIDATE FOR REFRACTIVE SURGERY?
Refractive errors like nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism cause blurry vision that interferes with your daily life. Refractive surgery can help correct these vision impairments, allowing you to better read, drive, and watch TV without corrective lenses. If you are over 18 years old and have had stable vision for at least one year, you may be a suitable candidate for LASIK, PRK, or refractive lens exchange. Inform your doctor of any eye diseases, allergies, or medications you take before the procedure to ensure your safety and the best possible corrective results.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT FROM REFRACTIVE SURGERY?
At our Bloomington, IN office, our team is thrilled to offer the following refractive surgeries for patients:
- LASIK reshapes the cornea to improve your eye's refractive ability and improve your sight
- PRK removes the epithelium of the eye to address the cornea's curvature and may be good for patients who don't qualify for LASIK
- Refractive lens exchange is typically performed on older patients and involves the removal of the eye's natural lens, which is then replaced with an artificial IOL (intraocular lens)
Depending on what is talked about during your consultation, we will craft a treatment plan that is fully personalized to you and outlines the cost and technique for each procedure.
REFRACTIVE SURGERY FAQS
Which refractive surgery should I get?
The Eye Center of Southern Indiana makes recommendations based on the most suitable technology for each individual. Our experienced team considers factors like age, general health, type of refractive error, corneal thickness, and general lifestyle needs. We hope to offer each patient a variety of options — so they make informed decisions about their care.
What about contact lenses and glasses?
Although contacts and glasses are still common vision correction methods, they may not be the best option for everyone. Many people find that corrective lenses are a hassle and can be expensive long-term. This is because as your eyesight changes over time, you will need to continuously update your prescription and buy new lenses. Refractive surgery is a long-term solution for these individuals.
How much does refractive surgery cost?
The cost of refractive surgery varies depending on the procedure performed and your specific vision needs. Our Bloomington, IN office strives to make this life-changing treatment affordable for everyone. This is why we offer convenient financing options and accept most major forms of payment. Rest assured that we work with each patient to ensure you get the best possible price for your treatment.
YOUR BEST VISION IS IN SIGHT
Refractive surgery has steadily grown over the years to be regarded as some of the most commonly performed procedures in the eye care industry. If you want to reduce your dependence on glasses and contact lenses, consider your options for vision correction at The Eye Center of Southern Indiana and schedule a consultation with one of our eye doctors in Bloomington, IN.