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Laser Eye Surgery Specialist

Center for Sight of New York

Comprehensive Ophthalmology Specialists located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY

If your poor eyesight requires you to wear glasses or contact lenses that you find to be something of a nuisance, laser eye surgery could solve your problems. The Center for Sight of New York, which features an ophthalmologist and optometrist, offers advanced LASIK and PRK laser eye surgery to those in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn in New York City. The team has superior skills in carrying out the latest, minimally invasive techniques that can restore your vision and could free you entirely from glasses and contacts. Call Center for Sight of New York today to find out more or request an appointment online.

Laser Eye Surgery Q&A

What is laser eye surgery?

Laser eye surgery is a well-established method of correcting refractive errors that would normally require you to wear glasses or contact lenses

Refractive errors are due to having a cornea that’s slightly out of shape. The cornea is at the front of your eye. It focuses light passing through it onto the retina at the back of your eye. From your retina, information about what you’re looking at goes to your brain via your optic nerve, enabling you to see.

If the cornea isn’t perfectly shaped, the light entering it doesn’t refract as it should, which causes your brain to interpret the images as blurry. Depending on the way in which your cornea is misshapen, you could have:

  • Myopia (nearsightedness)
  • Hyperopia (farsightedness)
  • Astigmatism

Wearing glasses or contacts corrects the refractive error so you can see clearly. However, there are drawbacks to wearing glasses and contact lenses that make laser eye surgery an excellent alternative for many people.

At Center for Sight of New York, the team provides both LASIK and PRK state of the art laser eye surgeries.

What are LASIK and PRK?

LASIK stands for laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis. It’s a bladeless technique that uses a laser to make an incision across your cornea. This creates a flap, beneath which your provider can reshape your cornea.

A different laser carries out the reshaping, adjusting the focal point of your eye to correct the refractive error. The flap then goes back into position.

PRK stands for photorefractive keratectomy. Using this technique, your provider reshapes your cornea through the eye’s surface, rather than creating a flap. Both LASIK and PRK take just five minutes or so to complete.

The choice between LASIK and PRK depends on each patient. Some are more suited to having PRK, others to LASIK, but your provider goes through the reasons for their recommendation at your consultation. If you’re not a candidate for laser eye surgery, the Center for Sight of New York also offers refractive lens exchange.

How soon will my sight improve after laser eye surgery?

You should notice the change in your vision only a few days after your laser eye surgery. Many patients who have laser eye surgery find their sight improves dramatically, and most report feeling delighted with the results of their procedure.

It is, of course, essential to have your laser eye surgery done at a practice like Center for Sight of New York, where the team has exceptional skills and experience in carrying out LASIK and PRK procedures.

Find out more about LASIK and PRK laser eye surgery by calling Center for Sight of New York today or request an appointment online.