If you have worn contacts or eyeglasses for most of your life, you know how they can make many everyday tasks a hassle.
The doctors at Contemporary Ophthalmology Of Erie in Erie, PA, perform LASIK to help you achieve freedom from corrective eyewear.
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Can your vision problems be addressed with LASIK surgery?
If you are one of the millions of Americans who struggle to clearly see objects that are far away, your condition may be treatable with LASIK.
Patients who struggle to see close-up objects may also benefit from refractive surgery.
If your corneas are unevenly curved and cause objects at various distances to look blurry, LASIK may help correct your vision problem.
Most patients talk to our ophthalmologists about LASIK surgery because they want to have clearer vision without wearing contacts or glasses. Because LASIK surgically refines the curvature of your cornea, it can provide increased or complete relief from the hassle, inconvenience, and cost of wearing corrective eyewear.
However, your condition is not the only factor that is considered...
Is LASIK eye surgery safe?
LASIK complications are exceptionally rare. According to the American Refractive Surgery Council, less than one percent of LASIK patients experience complications. While you may notice some side effects such as dry eye or halos, they are typically minor and temporary.
Our surgeons will thoroughly evaluate your candidacy and educate you about any and all potential complications and side effects of LASIK so that you can make an educated decision about your treatment. However, we usually highly recommend LASIK because of the procedure's reputation for safety and effectiveness.
How does LASIK work?
What type of laser is used at our Erie practice?
Our office is equipped with the latest technology, including the Alcon Allegretto Wave® Eye-Q. This excimer laser is designed to increase efficiency and precision with a high-speed laser and eye tracker. The device hugs the curvature of your eye to deliver treatment that matches its exact specifications. The laser's PerfectPulse Technology® allows for a greater level of control, tracking the movement of the eye and ensuring that each pulse is directed to the best position. The state-of-the-art precision technology maps out the unique qualities of your eye for a more accurate adjustment.
What should you expect the day of surgery?
How long does it take to recover from LASIK?
Immediately after LASIK surgery, your eyes begin healing. Within about two days, you should notice an improvement in your vision. While, full recovery can take six months or longer, you can typically return to work one or two days after surgery. It is normal to experience some discomfort for the first few days or vision fluctuations for several weeks to months.
To protect your eyes, you should:
You will need to attend several follow-up appointments for about six months to monitor your progress.
Are you tired of having to wear glasses or contacts? If so, LASIK may be right for you. At Contemporary Ophthalmology of Erie in Pennsylvania, not only do we strive to meet all of your vision care needs, but we make every effort to exceed your expectations, as well. Dr. Howard Levin and Dr. Vincent Imbrogno have more than 30 years of experience restoring patients’ vision and improving their quality of life. Their decades of technical training, participation in continuing education programs, and wealth of experience make them exceptionally qualified eye surgeons.
Conveniently located in Erie, Pennsylvania, our office is easily accessible, spacious, and stocked with the latest advances in optical technology. Using state-of-the-art technology with the Alcon Allegretto Wave® Eye-Q, the doctors can restore your vision, freeing you from having to use traditional optical aids. Recognized as a leader and pioneer in ophthalmology in the Erie area, Dr. Levin in particular has had the privilege of working on a wide variety of optical cases at his practice in Pennsylvania, Cole Eye Institute in Cleveland, and Saint Vincent Surgery Center. Our eye care specialists have been achieving consistently excellent results through LASIK and PRK eye surgery since the procedures were introduced to the American public in the 1990s.
Ophthalmologists Howard M. Levin, Vincent M. Imbrogno, and Ravinder Sabherwal provide high-quality, state-of-the-art eye care in a friendly and comfortable setting. They are affiliated with leading vision organizations, including:
To visit our office, call us at (814) 838-9555 or request an appointment online.