Custom Laser Eye Surgery Procedures
Custom LASIK, also known as laser eye surgery or LASIK eye surgery, is a painless treatment that reshapes the cornea, correcting common eye conditions such as nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. At Joffe MediCenters, we only offer Custom LASIK options, as opposed to “Traditional LASIK”.
Custom LASIK provides a more detailed treatment plan that accommodates and corrects for high-order aberrations, or imperfections, that exist on the cornea. We feel the benefits of Custom LASIK (versus “Traditional LASIK”) are undeniable and why that’s the only treatment type we offer.
Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK) Similar to LASIK, Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK) is a procedure that utilizes an excimer laser to re-shape the cornea to provide natural, clear vision. The main difference between LASIK and PRK is the way that the corneal flap is created (the first step in the LASIK process).
While LASIK uses an ultra-precise instrument (microkeratome) or femtosecond laser to create the flap, in PRK the flap is created with assistance from medical ointments. PRK is performed on patients where LASIK is not an option due to medical parameters, which is determined during your free LASIK exam.