Vision Correction Surgery for Nearsightedness, Farsightedness and Astigmatism
A vision problem can cause a great deal of anxiety and severely impede daily activities. At Athwal Eye Associates, we specialize in vision correction surgery for nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism and cataracts.
LASIK or PRK Laser Eye Surgery
LASIK is a refractive surgical procedure that has become extremely popular thanks to its effectiveness in treating several of the most common eye problems with a low risk of complications. LASIK uses laser assistance to sculpt the corneal tissue so that the eye is better able to focus light rays onto the retina. This procedure can be performed to treat:
- Nearsightedness (a steep cornea is flattened)
- Farsightedness (a flat cornea is steepened)
- Astigmatism (a cornea is reshaped)
IOL stands for intraocular lens, an artificial lens designed to replace the natural lens of a patient suffering from cataracts. IOLs are typically made of silicone or acrylic, and can be monofocal (one focusing distance) or multifocal (both near and far focus). Cataract surgery is one of the safest and most common procedures in the U.S., with more than 3 million surgeries performed each year.
With You Every Step of the Way
If you are considering surgery to correct your vision, you can find comfort in Athwal’s decades of experience with these types of procedures. We pair our expertise with clear communication and a compassionate staff dedicated to ensuring you have a positive experience at our office. Whether you choose to undergo surgery or explore glasses and contact lenses, we are your local eye experts offering every eye care service you might need.