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SMILE vs. PRK: What’s the Difference?

If you have refractive eye errors where you ordinarily need to wear glasses or contacts in order to see clearly, you may be frustrated with the limitation of these solutions, but fortunately, there are alternative options. Laser vision correction in Edison, NJ has transformed the lives of countless patients around the world, enabling them to see clearly with little to no reliance on prescription glasses or contact lenses. The procedures work by reshaping the cornea so that light is refracted correctly onto the retina, ensuring that the image that passes from the eye to our brain is clear and defined. However, what many people aren’t aware of is that there are several different types of laser vision correction techniques. Two very popular choices are ReLEx SMILE and PRK. Here is what you need to know about each of these techniques to help you decide which is the right option for you. 

What To Do Immediately After LASIK

Doing the right things in the hours and days following your LASIK procedure can help to ensure the success of your procedure and help your eyes to heal and you to recover as quickly as possible following your treatment. Here’s what you need to know about what to do immediately after LASIK laser vision correction surgery.

Are You a Good Candidate for PRK Surgery?

While glasses and contact lenses are still extremely popular treatment choices for patients with refractive eye errors, a growing number of people are becoming frustrated with the limitations that these solutions place on their lives. Glasses don’t suit everyone.  They can be fragile and easily broken, and remembering to take them with you can be annoying at best. Meanwhile, contact lenses can be costly, can feel awkward, or can be difficult to handle. They are unsuitable for every patient. Fortunately, there are alternatives available and one of the most popular is known as PRK surgery.

Dr. Niksarli steps out of the surgical room to explain SMILE

If you have been considering laser vision correction as an option to get rid of those annoying pair of glasses or irritating contacts, somewhere along your research you may have heard about the newest, minimally invasive procedure called SMILE.

Blade or No Blade? A Comparison Between Traditional and Bladeless LASIK Surgery

LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis) is the most well-known form of laser vision correction and has transformed the vision of an estimated 10 million Americans since it was first approved by the FDA in 1999. LASIK can be used to successfully treat refractive eye conditions including myopia (near-sightedness), hyperopia (far-sightedness) and astigmatism.  If you require laser vision correction and have carried out research into LASIK, you may be aware that there are now two options available. These are traditional and bladeless LASIK. Which should you choose? To help you decide which is right for you, we have put together this comparison between traditional and bladeless LASIK surgery.   

Improved Quality of Life after ReLEx SMILE

When laser vision correction was first introduced, there is no doubt that it transformed the options available to patients with refractive eye errors. Laser vision correction makes it possible to permanently correct corneal irregularities that cause patients to be reliant on glasses or contact lenses, meaning that they can see clearly without or with little need to wear prescription eyewear. However, the techniques and technologies involved have continued to evolve to ensure that the treatment offered is as safe and effective as possible, as well as offering the patient the very best experience. 

Affordable LASIK and The Myth of Cheapest and Best

How many times have you seen someone on a forum or social media page asking recommendations for ‘the cheapest and best’ of something? It could be a product, or it could be a service, but one thing is for certain, what they are asking for a fabled thing – a bit like a unicorn. And when you are looking for recommendations for something that is potentially extremely important and that could have a lifelong impact should it not be right in some way; you are stepping into risky territory if you are more concerned with cutting costs than quality. This sentiment most certainly applies to the cost of LASIK laser eye surgery. 

Is Bladeless LASIK Eye Surgery Better?

LASIK laser vision correction remains one of the most popular elective surgeries in the world and has transformed the sight of millions of patients since it was first granted approval by the FDA in 1995. Nevertheless, the technique used in LASIK has continued to evolve in order to take advantage of the latest and most innovative technological solutions. One of the ways in which LASIK has changed is in the technique used to create the flap in the outer corneal tissue.  We are pleased to offer the latest LASIK techniques, here at our LASIK Center in Edison, NJ.

What to Expect After LASIK Eye Surgery?

LASIK laser eye surgery remains one of the most popular forms of laser vision correction. This procedure involves creating a flap in the outermost layer of the cornea, which is opened and through which the underlying cornea is reshaped so that the refractive errors are corrected. The flap is then replaced and left to heal with no need for sutures. After treatment, patients have little to no need to rely on prescription eyewear to see clearly again. Our patients can benefit from LASIK laser eye surgery at any of our office locations, including our LASIK center in Paramus, NJ.

My PRK Eye Surgery Journey

If you wear glasses, you have probably considered laser eye surgery at one point or another. But it’s scary to think about lasers coming into your eye and not knowing what to expect, so I decided to write up a very detailed blog post to account for my experience.