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Laser Vision Correction

Kenneth F. Jew, O.D., Inc. in San Francisco provides consultation, referrals, and pre and post-op care for laser vision correction (LASIK and PRK) surgeries.

Vision correction is a general term used to describe a variety of ophthalmic techniques for correcting less-than-perfect vision.  In addition to eyeglasses and contact lenses, laser vision correction (i.e. LASIK and PRK) surgery is another popular method to improve one’s eyesight.

Having dealt with nearsightedness during his teenage years and early adulthood, Dr. Jew himself has “been there and done that” with the use of several treatment options (eyeglasses, soft contact lenses, and ultimately LASIK surgery).  He can gladly share his experiences with you and help you consider aspects of each option which you may not have necessarily thought about before.

 

LASIK

LASIK (Laser-Assisted in Situ Keratomileusis) is a surgical procedure that uses a laser beam to reshape the cornea.  It involves the creation and lifting of a corneal flap, the lasering of underlying corneal tissue to treat one’s prescription, and the re-positioning of the corneal flap back over the laser treatment zone.  Patients who are nearsighted, farsighted or astigmatic may benefit from this type of procedure.

While millions of patients have seen successful results from LASIK, the procedure is not right for everyone.  Your optometrist will thoroughly examine your eyes to determine which type of vision correction best fits your needs.  Dr. Jew may refer you to a corneal specialist at a surgical center for any further testing and evaluation that may be necessary.

 

PRK

PRK (Photorefractive Keratectomy) is another surgical procedure that uses a laser beam to reshape the cornea.  It involves the removal of the outermost epithelial “skin” layer of the cornea, the lasering of underlying corneal tissue to treat one’s prescription, a subsequent healing period for the regrowth of epithelial tissue, and ultimately a result of improved vision comparable to that of LASIK.   Patients who are nearsighted, farsighted or astigmatic may benefit from this type of procedure.

Similar to LASIK, while millions of patients have seen successful results from PRK, the procedure is not right for everyone.  Your optometrist will thoroughly examine your eyes to determine which type of vision correction best fits your needs.  Dr. Jew may refer you to a corneal specialist at a surgical center for any further testing and evaluation that may be necessary.

 

For your convenience, Kenneth F. Jew, O.D., Inc. has the experience necessary to provide laser vision correction consultations, referrals, and pre and post-op care within our office in San Francisco’s Chinatown.  Schedule an appointment with Kenneth F. Jew, O.D., and we will be in touch with you shortly.