Patients 40 years of age and older are more likely to require some sort of prescription eye wear like glasses or contacts in the years following surgery. While each patient's case is unique, Dr. Holcomb's CustomVue WaveScan WaveFront™ technology helps him precisely identify and treat the intricacies of each patient's visual impairment.
Other Refractive Surgery Options
Before you decide upon LASIK surgery, Dr. Holcomb will evaluate the thickness of your corneas. If your cornea proves too thin for LASIK surgery, Dr. Holcomb offers another solution: PRK surgery. PRK surgery can correct hyperopia, myopia, and astigmatism, but uses a different approach.
- PRK surgery involves the removal of the epithelial (outer) layer of the cornea, rather than creating a flap, to reshape the inner layer (stroma).
- PRK surgery takes longer to heal than LASIK surgery because of the full removal of the epithelial layer of cells. These cells will begin to regenerate within a few days after surgery.
- This surgery has a slightly higher risk of infection than LASIK surgery. At Holcomb Laser Center, our practice is exceptionally clean and sterile, so your risk of infection is negligible.
To learn more about undergoing PRK if you are not a candidate for LASIK, contact Holcomb Laser Center today. Your long-term satisfaction with your laser eye surgery is very important to us, so we will take great care to determine whether this treatment is appropriate for your needs, and whether PRK or LASIK is the best choice.
Schedule Your Free Screening
If you are you interested in LASIK, contact us today to schedule a consultation. If you are a good candidate for LASIK or PRK, we can help you achieve clearer vision and an improved quality of life. We have helped 94 percent of our patients to achieve 20/20 vision following surgery, and we look forward to helping you experience the incredible benefits of these procedures.