Are you or someone you know still contemplating having eye surgery to get rid of wearing glasses? New technologies have provided the vision care industry with new instruments to diagnose along with equipment for treatment and recovery. “New instrumentation allows me to perform surgery with improved accuracy to achieve a more superior result,” says Dr. Stewart Shofner.
Evolving tools and techniques are now getting closer to the goal of pain-free treatments and improving eye care services. Laser surgery is safe, blade-free, precise and automates the most vital processes in a surgery which ensures maximum accuracy, and minimal pain in a much shorter span of time. The diagnosis of eye diseases is now possible at an early stage due to which procedures have become less risky and have a faster recovery time.
Wavefront Analysis – Designed to measure how the human eye focuses light, this advanced technique creates an eye map, detecting irregularities and imperfections affecting vision. By using this analysis, an eye surgeon can determine if and what type of refractive surgery is best for the patient.
LASIK (Laser-Assisted Stromal In-situ Keratomileusis) is the most commonly performed laser eye surgery and can treat mild to moderate near-sightedness,farsightedness, and astigmatism. LASIK reshapes the cornea to improve the focusing power of the eye and restores vision painlessly. During a LASIK procedure, a small flap of corneal tissue is created using a femtosecond laser and then folded back. An eye surgeon will then use an excimer laser to reshape the underlying corneal tissue in order to correct your vision.
"New lasers have become advanced in assisting in LASIK vision correction and cataract surgery.” Dr. Stewart Shofner
Presbyopic Inlays such as the KAMRA™, assist patients by providing a range of vision for both near and distance. The constant frustrations of glasses-on...glasses-off is a thing of the past, as the inlay is placed under a LASIK flap directly in the cornea in only the non-dominant eye. This results in a pointed focus to enhance near vision in one eye, keeping distance vision crisp in the other.
Through the use of latest technologies and experienced eye surgeons, vision outcomes have improved and continue to help prevent vision impairments. New formulations are more prompt and effective than ever before, eye evaluations are totally computerized, and gene therapy and stem cell therapy are effectively slowing down eye disease progress and restoring vision.
If you are still contemplating vision correction surgery and have questions or concerns about your vision schedule a comprehensive eye exam online. Shofner Vision Center also offers extended hours to speak with a knowledgeable counsellor for LASIK and Cataract questions; counsellors are available seven days a week at (615) 340-4733.