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Refractive Surgery

State-of-the-art methods help you see better without glasses or contacts

Vision correction procedures can help you reduce or eliminate your dependence on eyeglasses and contact lenses. And today’s leading-edge methods improve your options as well as the quality of your postoperative vision.

At Eye Care Professionals, we are recognized leaders in refractive surgery techniques. Our ophthalmologists are among the region’s most experienced vision correction surgeons, and we have helped improve the standard of care and treatment outcomes. In addition to our involvement in refractive surgery since its early days, we remain at the forefront of the field, including using state-of-the-art techniques we introduced and which, still, few others offer.

LASIK: The standard of care... performed to a new standard

Laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) is the most widely performed type of vision correction. It consists of creating a flap in the cornea, then using a laser to precisely sculpt the cornea to the correct shape. A brief procedure requiring only a few minutes, LASIK can correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. In Reno, we introduced Wavefront LASIK vision correction, which maximizes precision and completely individualizes the correction for each patient, optimizing results. We were also among the first in the area to use the IntraLase LASIK method. Today, we remain one of very few providers using these more exacting approaches.

Comprehensive options, including state-of-the-art procedures

Similar to LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) involves laser reshaping of the cornea, but directly to the cornea’s surface rather than “in situ” through an open flap. While less common, PRK is still more appropriate for certain people.

In addition, our eye surgeons offer the latest advancements, which include implantable contact lenses (ICLs) and refractive lens exchange (RLE).

To put it simply, our skill and experience make it possible to implant specialized “contact” lenses inside the eye over its natural lens. And for certain individuals, we can exchange the natural lens for an advanced intraocular lens implant, thanks to our unsurpassed experience and capability with techniques commonly used in cataract surgery. We are among a small minority of area providers offering ICLs and RLE.

Considering refractive surgery or laser vision correction to reduce your dependence on contact lenses or glasses? See your best with the most advanced care from the team who set the standard for precision and excellence. Call Eye Care Professionals today.

Our refractive surgery patients come to us from Incline Village, Reno, Carson City, Fernley and Fallon in Washoe County, NV. To schedule an appointment for refractive surgery, please call our office at (775) 322-1000 or use our online Request an Appointment form. For additional information on any condition, treatment or procedure, please visit our Optical Library.