The prospect of better vision without glasses or contacts is appealing to many people. While LASIK eye surgery is a great way to correct vision for some, it’s not the best option for everyone. Your Albuquerque eye doctor, Dr. David Bernitsky, recognizes the importance of offering you a choice of many advanced vision correction alternatives. In doing so, he’ll match your unique visual needs to the vision correction technique that best suits your eyes, to give you the best possible vision.
If you are considering LASIK eye surgery call 505-323-0800 to schedule your consultation today.
LASIK Eye Surgery
LASIK is the most commonly performed surgical procedure for the correction of near-sightedness, far-sightedness and astigmatism. Millions of LASIK procedures have been safely performed in the US and around the world. Dr. Bernitsky has consistently been the leading New Mexico eye surgeon to bring you the latest advancements in LASIK technology. He was the first New Mexico eye doctor to offer blade-free IntraLASIK, and is now the first and only New Mexico eye doctor to offer the improved safety and accuracy of Da Vinci Z-LASIK.
Implantable Contact Lens (ICL)
The Staar Visian ICL (or implantable contact lens) is one of the most exciting advancements in vision correction in many years. The ICL is placed in the eye behind the pupil, and works with your natural lens to create amazingly good quality ‘high-definition’ vision. The ICL lenses cannot be felt once placed and are undetectable to others. Unlike LASIK eye surgery where the cornea is permanently reshaped, ICLs are removable and do not permanently alter the shape of the eye. ICLs are ideal for highly nearsighted people and can often correct vision in those who aren’t good candidates for LASIK because of dry eyes, thin corneas, or exceedingly high corrections. There are also many people who choose the ICL because they simply prefer the idea of a reversible vision correction procedure. Dr. Bernitsky is the first and only New Mexico eye doctor certified to implant ICLs.
Lens Replacement Surgery
Lens replacement surgery is also sometimes called Refractive Lens Exchange or RLE and is an excellent vision correction alternative in certain situations. In this type of procedure the natural lens is removed and replaced with an artificial lens that can correct many vision problems including high degrees of farsightedness, cataracts, and in some instances presbyopia. There are a number of intraocular lens options that can be used in lens replacement surgery. Dr. Bernitsky can help you choose the best lens for your lifestyle and vision goals.
Dr. Bernitsky is proud to provide you with the very safest and best vision correction technologies available. He has the experience and resources to provide you with the best treatment for your vision needs. If you’re considering vision correction in Albuquerque, whether with LASIK, the ICL or lens replacement surgery call 505-323-0800 today and come in for a free consultation.