Prior to laser vision correction, glasses and contact lenses were the only way to correct refractive disorders. This advanced technique allows ophthalmologists like Mark Heimmel, MD, at Eye Care Specialists, to perform various types of vision correction to dramatically improve refractive errors. Call the East Windsor, New Jersey, office or schedule an appointment online today to learn more.
Laser vision correction is a minimally invasive procedure that corrects refractive disorders using focused beams of light. This new technology can reshape the cornea to ensure it can focus light into the retina for clear vision.
Dr. Heimmel offers laser vision correction to help patients achieve improved vision sooner. Unlike traditional eye surgeries, this advanced technique requires less downtime and results in less pain.
At Eye Care Specialists, Dr. Heimmel performs LASIK®, also known as Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis. This type of laser eye surgery involves creating a small flap in your cornea to reshape it.
LASIK is a safe and effective procedure that can treat symptoms of refractive problems. However, certain patients may not be good candidates for LASIK. Patients with uncontrolled lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, or diabetes may not qualify for laser vision correction.
Laser vision correction addresses several refractive errors, including:
After a comprehensive eye exam, Dr. Heimmel can help determine if you qualify for laser vision correction, or he can recommend another approach.
At Eye Care Specialists, Dr. Heimmel is committed to helping you find the right solution for your eye care needs.
When you arrive at the Eye Care Specialists office, Dr. Heimmel administers a numbing anesthetic before making an incision in your cornea. Then, using short bursts of laser energy, he removes your corneal tissue and reshapes it. After the procedure, it’s important to have someone drive you home.
Most patients can see clearly within 24 hours of getting laser vision correction, however, it may take up to five days to recover fully. Dr. Heimmel can help coordinate a follow-up appointment to ensure you have a smooth recovery.
Laser vision correction offers several benefits, including:
To determine whether you can benefit from laser vision correction, call Eye Care Specialists or schedule your appointment online today.