Due to varying medical conditions, infections, injuries and various other factors, not everyone qualifies for conventional LASIK surgery. But don’t give up your hope to correct your vision problems and get rid of those glasses or contact lenses! There are many surgical and non-surgical options to choose from for laser vision correction in New Jersey and New York. However, only a doctor can help you decide which one is best for your individual case. Here are some of the most popular surgical and non-surgical alternatives to LASIK surgery:
Visian ICL Implantable Contact Lenses: Also known as Visian ICL or Implantable Collamer Lenses, this is one popular option in the category of laser vision correction New Jersey & New York. This 15-minute surgery is ideal for people with high degrees of myopia (nearsightedness). In this procedure, artificial lenses are implanted directly behind the iris of the eye, making them virtually invisible. One of the benefits of Visian ICL is that it is reversible, so, if you experience any problems or vision changes after the surgery, you can have the lenses removed or replaced at any time.
LASEK and PRK are similar to LASIK surgery but reshape only the surface of the cornea instead of the deeper layers. This type of surgery is ideal for people with flat corneas or thin corneal tissue who don’t qualify for traditional LASIK. With these procedures, you may experience more post-op discomfort than with traditional LASIK surgery.
Conductive Keratoplasty: This non-invasive procedure uses radio waves to correct issues like hyperopia (farsightedness) and presbyopia (degenerative eyesight/loss of focus). It is ideal for candidates over the age of 40 whose conditions are not treatable by LASIK procedures. Local anesthetic drops are used to relax the eye, but no incisions are made during the procedure, so recovery time is virtually instantaneous.
Orthokeratology: This is another FDA-approved process in the category of laser vision correction. It uses rigid, gas-permeable and removable contact lenses to reshape the cornea overnight. These lenses are ideal for people who want to wean themselves off of glasses or daytime contacts over time and who don’t want to undergo surgery. They can be worn during the day under a doctor’s supervision.
Now that you understand some of the LASIK alternatives are available to you, it’s time to speak to a qualified surgeon about which is best for your eyes. Here at 5th Avenue Eye Center, Dr. Ilan Cohen is our Cornea expert and chief surgeon. With more than 10 years of experience in the industry, Dr. Cohen is one of New Jersey’s and New York’s premiere resources for eye surgery research and advancement.
Our center is thoughtfully designed to include the most modern equipment and up-to-date facilities. Our staff undergoes constant medical training to remain current with industry trends and laser vision correction New Jersey & New York procedures. While you may find other options for LASIK surgery in the New York City area, you certainly won’t find any better than the 5th Avenue Eye Center. Get in touch today to schedule a complimentary consultation. There is no obligation and you will leave our office with all the information you need on LASIK alternatives.
If you have any questions at all or simply want to learn more about alternatives to LASIK , or other laser vision correction options in Manhattan, Glendale NY, the greater NYC area, or Old Bridge, New Jersey and surrounding cities, we welcome you to call (212) 764-2020 or (866) 731-3937, or visit us in person.