Using LASEK / PRK Eye Surgery to Treat Your Eye Condition [VIDEO]

Using LASEK/PRK Eye Surgery to Treat Your Eye Condition If you have done any research at all into Laser Eye Surgery, you will probably have noticed that the profession is not averse to an abbreviation or two. Well, that’s kind of an understatement: between LASEK/PRK, LASIK, ReLEx SMILE – the truth is, you can’t get more than two minutes into your research without coming across at least one. While these abbreviations are obviously designed to replace complicated words that the…

SMILE vs. LASIK vs. Surface Ablation

SMILE vs LASIK vs Surface Ablation For centuries, the go-to resolution for refractory conditions has been glasses, followed later on by contact lenses. While these options were both revolutionary in their time – and continue to offer significant results for millions – there is a new boy in town. The inception of Laser Eye Surgery four decades ago introduced a new era of elective procedures and promised to reduce our dependence on easily-lost glasses, and inconvenient contacts. But, the increasing…

Laser Eye Surgery: Does Flap Thickness Matter?

Does Flap Thickness Matter? Laser Eye Surgery has now been used to correct vision for over four decades. The procedure has always involved accessing the corneal bed in order to reshape the cornea. But, the thickness of the corneal flap created to access the corneal bed has reduced significantly over the years. Today, there is even a flapless form of Laser Eye Surgery, reducing the invasiveness of the procedure. This speaks volumes about how flap thickness is related to safety…

LASIK, LASEK, PRK, SMILE … what do they all mean?

PRK, LASEK, LASIK, SMILE… What do they all mean? Laser Eye Surgery is one of those things many people shut down without a second thought. At first glance, when looking into the idea of Laser Eye Surgery, it can be pretty overwhelming with many things to consider, including the various abbreviations of treatments: PRK, LASEK, LASIK, and SMILE. We think it’s pretty simple. Knowledge is key. To understand Laser Eye Surgery, first understand the eye The cornea — the transparent window…

LASEK vs LASIK

LASEK vs LASIK Today, the range of treatments available (often with varying names) across the many Laser Eye Surgery providers can make it challenging to know which one to choose and just what the differences are. But underneath this, the endless promotions and branding, the number of Laser Eye Surgery techniques are very few. All Laser Eye Surgery techniques work by reshaping the permanent tissue, or stroma, that sits in the corneal bed. The one thing that differs is how they access this tissue….

Which Laser Eye Surgery treatment is right for you?

Which Laser Eye Surgery treatment is right for you? If you’re thinking about having Laser Eye Surgery, there’s no doubt you will have encountered many new words and acronyms, which at first glance, don’t seem to make a whole lot of sense. PRK, LASIK, femtosecond lasers, myopia, hyperopia, presbyopia, ReLEx SMILE; these are just a sample of the common language used in the world of Laser Eye Surgery. Without question, it’s understandable to be overwhelmed by it all. That feeling…

Guide to PRK/LASEK vs LASIK vs SMILE

Guide to PRK/LASEK vs LASIK vs SMILE Despite there being a seemingly endless list of laser treatments to choose from, when it comes down to it, there are actually only three main types you need to know: PRK/LASEK, LASIK, and SMILE Treatments such as UltraLASIK, Accu-wave LASIK, Custom LASIK UltraLASIKplus, Zyoptix and Wavefront LASIK, are simply brand names that clinics think up in an attempt to differentiate what is effectively the same, albeit packaged slightly differently, treatment. They often do…