Individuals who have had previous eye surgery may still be candidates for the new refractive procedures.
Each person’s clinical testing will determine if additional refractive surgery is an option, and you will be advised of your options once you are evaluated.
Keep in mind that as you age, the lens inside your eye will lose its ability to focus as well at near – this usually becomes evident around the age of 40. This is when many people begin using reading glasses or bifocals.
Refractive eye surgery will not prevent this age-related event, known as presbyopia, from occurring. You will eventually need reading glasses to see well at near.
Your Free Evaluation will allow us to determine which of these options are best suited for your unique visual needs. Most of the time, PRK is the best option for former surgery patients. Here is some information on this surgical procedure:
This procedure is similar to LASIK, except a corneal flap is not created. Instead, the corneal epithelium (outermost layer) is removed and the Excimer laser treatment is then applied. The epithelium slowly grows back as the eye heals, and ultimately the visual outcomes are similar to LASIK. The procedure does cause discomfort during the initial healing process, and the vision is typically slow to settle, therefore PRK is typically reserved for special circumstances. Cases in which PRK may be utilized include: Patients whose corneas are too thin to safely have LASIK Patients who have previously had refractive eye surgery Patients who have problems with the corneal surface
Am I A Candidate?
Several factors such as age, visual demands, eye health, and general health all play a part in determining whether or not you are a proper candidate for refractive surgery. Candidates must have stable vision, be at least eighteen years old, and should not be pregnant or nursing.
Our office offers free evaluations and our staff can discuss refractive options with you.
Our pricing is all inclusive and includes pre operative and post operative care, all facility fees, and surgeon fees. Ask about our cash discount. Please call our office at (281) 464-9616 or fill out the form below to schedule your appointment today.