Laser Vision Correction

InVision Eye Care -  - Ophthalmologist

InVision Eye Care

Ophthalmologists & Optometrists located in Lakewood, NJ

Laser Vision Correction Specialist
If vision issues are causing you frustration, InVision Eye Care can help. At our Lakewood, NJ practice, the ophthalmologists offer innovative, effective laser vision correction, including the popular LASIK® surgery.

Laser Vision Correction Q&A

InVision Eye Care

Why have Laser Vision Correction at Invision?

InVision laser vision correction specialists doctors Edward Hedaya and Marc von Roemer are both laser experts and have over 25 years of combined experience in providing laser vision correction. Our practice was the first on the Jersey Shore to use gentler flying spot lasers. We are recognized, by both patients and our peers, for our expertise and outstanding track record in providing laser vision correction. Our focus is on long-term safety and results. For these reasons, we are very  well respected in the field.

Laser vision procedures are conveniently performed in  our in-office laser suite, which is comfortable and welcoming. We are the only practice on the Jersey Shore to have an in office flying spot laser. We utilize the much applauded German engineered Allegretto Eye-Q laser. Treatment times are generally under 10 seconds and are painless. Over 80% of the new laser corrected vision is available immediately upon sitting up. The most common question we are asked immediately after the procedure is  "that's it?" This speaks for itself.

How does Laser Vision Correction work?

Laser vision correction surgery is used to reshape a patient’s cornea (in front of the eye). The procedure can correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism, lessening or completely eliminating the need for glasses or contacts. A complimentary consult is necessary to see if you are a candidate.

What types of Laser Vision Correction exist?

The most common laser vision procedure is Lasik. Lasik involves making an incision into the cornea (that never fully heals), then lasering the underlying cornea to reshape it. We believe that Lasik, while a safe, carries greater risks than a non-incision procedure called PRK. There are many reasons for this. For more information, click here. 

It is important to realize that while  Lasik and PRK both use the same excimer  laser to reshape the cornea, with PRK the cornea is reshaped on the surface, rather than under a corneal flap. That means in PRK there is no incision is made into the cornea like in Lasik. This Lasik incision never fully heals and can cause potential problems both early  and late on. This is why we prefer the non-incision PRK procedure.

What are the Advantages of PRK Surgery?    

We prefer PRK over Lasik because there are less long-term risks and the results are largely equivalent. The PRK procedure itself is painless. There is no device sucking onto the cornea as in Lasik. PRK advantages include:

  • Vision is improved immediately
  • No pain throughout the procedure
  • No partial healing incision made in the eye
  • No chance of corneal flap complications, short or long term
  • No stitches required
  • Alterations can be made years after the procedure if your eyes change
  • Over 98% of patients don’t require glasses or contacts afterward

What Happens During the PRK Surgery?

During the procedure, which takes mere seconds, a laser is used to painlessly reshape the front of the cornea enabling light to properly focus onto the retina. A temporary contact lens is then placed on the cornea to provide protection as it heals. The procedure takes under five minutes and offers immediate vision improvement. New cells grow back, typically within five days, at which point the doctor removes the contact lens. Generally, we perform laser vision on Thursday afternoons and most patients return to work on Monday. Financing is available.

What Should I Expect After PRK Surgery is Completed?

Typically, your eyes will feel dry, irritated and light sensitive for a few days. Most patients have the surgery on Thursday and return to work on Tuesday. The doctor will give you eye drops to prevent infection and reduce discomfort. The drops also provide moisture. Your vision may be blurry the first few days following the procedure, but should then begin to show the improvements. Our ophthalmologists monitor each patient through the healing process and follow up regularly for six months after the procedure. As with any surgery, it is important that you follow the doctor’s instructions to reduce the risk of complications.

What kind of patients have you treated?

We treated a large number of different types of patients including other eye surgeons, Top Gun Pilots, Navy Seals, Secret Service, actors and actresses, models, professional sports figures, firefighters, law enforcement, moms, dads college students and people like you. But always remember to us, you are the most important person that we treat.

Do you offer financing?

Yes, you can inquire at your complimentary consultation.

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InVision Eye Care
1 Route 70
Lakewood, NJ 08701