For clear vision to occur, the cornea in the front of the eye must have the correct shape and power to focus incoming light rays precisely on the retina at the back of the eye. If the cornea is too steep, too flat or irregular in shape, it cannot bend light at the angle needed to focus on the retina. Eyeglasses or contact lenses are often needed to refract the incoming light rays at the angle needed for clear vision.
Refractive surgery procedures, such as LASIK and Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK) can reshape the cornea, focusing the light rays onto the correct location on the retina. This can reduce and in many cases even eliminate the need for glasses and contacts. If you are interested in finding out if you are a candidate for these procedures, please call 228-1104. Our Refractive Surgery Coordinator will be happy to discuss the process with you, answer your questions and conduct a no-charge LASIK screening to see how refractive surgery can help you.