Vision Correction Options

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Personalized Vision Correction Surgery in Albuquerque

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. Patrick Chan, 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.

Compare the Surgical Options for Vision Correction

Below is an overview of the vision correction options offered at Bernitsky Vision and the conditions and contraindications for each.

Full NameLaser-Assisted In-Situ KeratomileusisPhoto-Refractive KeratectomyRefractive Lens ExchangeImplantable Contact/Collamer Lens
Immediate resultsYesNoNoYes
Recovery timeQuickUp to 4 weeksUp to 4 weeksQuick
Contraindications • Thin cornea
• Large pupil
• Dry eyes
• Thin cornea
Treats Myopia (Nearsightedness)Mild to moderateMild to moderateModerate to severeModerate to severe
Treats Hyperopia (farsightedness)Mild to moderateMild to moderateModerate to severeNo
Treats AstigmatismMild to moderateMild to moderateModerate to severeMild to moderate
Option for Patients with KeratoconusNoNoYesYes
More informationMay provide UV protectionProvides UV protection

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.


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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.


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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. Chan can help you choose the best lens for your lifestyle and vision goals.

Dr. Chan 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.


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The Best Patient Care in Albuquerque, New Mexico

At Bernitsky Vision, we believe that vision correction must fit your needs, so we don’t apply a one-size-fits-all approach to vision correction. We provide more options so that patients who are not ideal LASIK candidates may still experience the benefits of permanent vision correction. Before recommending any procedure, Albuquerque LASIK surgeon Dr. Chan performs a thorough eye exam during your consultation. We also help you find ways to make vision correction affordable through a number of financing options. To explore your vision correction options, contact Dr. Chan at Bernitsky Vision to schedule your consultation.

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