LASIK Alternatives

LASIK Alternatives Specialist
As a top-rated ophthalmologist with extensive experience in treating a wide array of vision issues, Dr. Cohen is uniquely positioned to offer patients in and around New York City and Central Jersey the most comprehensive treatment options for hyperopia, myopia, and astigmatism, including many LASIK alternatives for patients with specific vision needs.

LASIK Alternatives Q&A

Besides LASIK, what are my options for correcting my vision problems?

LASIK is an extremely popular procedure for correcting vision problems, so it's no wonder it gets a lot of attention in the media. But the fact is, LASIK is just one of several options for treating myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism, and even presbyopia. Some of the other options include:

  • PRK, or photorefractive keratectomy, that reshapes the cornea without making a flap

  • clear lens exchange or refractive lensectomy that replaces your natural lens with an artificial lens designed for better vision

  • Epi-LASIK and LASEK which, like PRK, do not use a corneal flap

  • implantable contact lenses or ICLs that rest in front of your eye's natural lens

Different treatment approaches can be ideal LASIK alternatives for people with significant vision issues or for men and women with very thin or very steep corneas.

How can I decide which treatment option is right for me?

Dr. Cohen is skilled in all types of vision-correcting surgery, and he has treated patients with all types of vision and corneal issues. After performing an in-depth exam and evaluation and discussing your expectations and lifestyle, he'll be able to determine all your options so you can compare the benefits of each and feel confident in the option you select.

I'm severely nearsighted; what are my options?

Men and women with severe myopia can undergo LASIK, but the vision correction is often not ideal, which means there's a good chance they will still need to wear glasses to see clearly. Both clear lens exchange and implantable contact lenses can be a good solution for correcting severe myopia, and there may be other options as well. Dr. Cohen will be able to determine which options are available for your needs after evaluating your vision and the structure of your eye.

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