Exploring Your Vision Correction Options

If you’d like to become less dependent on glasses and contacts, there are LOTS of options. While LASIK is the best know vision correction procedure, it isn’t the bestoption for everyone.

Bernitsky Vision in Albuquerque offers a comprehensive range of vision correction options that can help people with a wide variety of issues achieve clearer vision.

Summary of Vision Corrections Options

LASIK

ICL

RLE

PRK

Long name laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis Implantable Collamer (Contact) Lens Refractive Lens Exchange Photorefractive Keratectomy
Description A flap is made in the cornea to allow a laser to reshape the underlying corneal tissue, changing its shape A biocompatible lens is implanted below the lens just above your natural iris Your natural lens is replaced with a synthetic intraocular lens to correct vision The corneal epithelium is removed, and a laser is used to reshape the cornea
Best for
  • Near-sightedness*
  • Far-sightedness*
  • Astigmatism

*moderate refractive error

  • Near-sightedness (including severe refractive error)
  • Thin corneas
  • Dry eye

 

  • Far-sightedness (including severe refractive error)
  • Cataracts
  • Presbyopia

 

  • Near-sightedness*
  • Far-sightedness*
  • Astigmatism
  • Thin corneas
  • Dry eye

*moderate refractive error

Contra-indications
  • Dry eye
  • Very strong prescriptions
  • Thin corneas
  • Irregular corneas
  • Far-sightedness
  • Astigmatism

 

  • Retinal damage
  • Eye disease
More info Older technologies use a blade to make the corneal flap, but newer technologies are blade-free. ICL is a reversible procedure, although there are very few reasons why the lens would need to be removed (e.g. extreme vision change, eye trauma). RLE is the same procedure used to remove cataracts, but improvements in lens make them a vision correction option for a wider range of vision problems. PRK has a longer recovery time than other vision correction procedures. Full vision improvement may not be noticeable for up to 4 weeks following surgery.

What to Expect

Dr. B will assess your condition and tell you what vision correction options best meet your needs. Because we provide a range of vision correction procedures, there is never any pressure to undergo a surgery for which you may not be an ideal candidate. Our focus is on helping you achieve and maintain the best possible corrective results and overall eye health.

All vision correction options offered by Dr. Bernitsky are outpatient procedures performed at our office in one of our certified surgery suites. Once we’ve had a chance to evaluate you, and you and Dr. B have chosen the vision correction procedure that best fits your eyes and visual needs, we’ll sit down with you and review the details of your care. We’ll discuss the procedure itself, answer all your questions and help you find a convenient time and the financing option that’s most comfortable for your budget.

Specific preparation and care instructions for each procedure are reviewed in-depth during your pre-op consultation(s), and we encourage our patients to ask questions. If you would like to know what vision corrections procedures you may be a good candidate for, please contact us for a free consultation.



The best way to learn more about LASIK is to come in for a free consultation.


Call us at 505.323.0800 or click here to request a brochure.