Laser Vision Correction Services in the San Francisco Bay Area
Nearly half the residents of the San Francisco Bay Area suffer from some kind of vision error, owing to an imperfectly-shaped eye, that prevents light from focusing on the retina.
This focusing problem can cause blurred vision, requiring patients to wear glasses or contact lenses which, in turn, may cause unexpected and sometimes severe consequences for patients' ocular health and quality of life.
The three primary vision errors are nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia) and astigmatism, each the result of a specific eye shape that differs from normal. (If you're over the age of 40, and your reading vision is poor, you should also be aware of this condition).
OUR LASER VISION CORRECTION SERVICES
The objective of laser vision correction is to reshape the cornea to eliminate these errors, thus enabling light to focus on the retina, reducing or eliminating your need for glasses and contact lenses.
At ScottHyver Visioncare, we offer two primary types of laser vision correction: LASIK and PRK.
LASIK surgery and PRK eye surgery are procedures; that is, they are different surgical methods by which Dr. Hyver prepares the eye to receive the laser. In LASIK surgery, he creates a corneal flap — the hallmark of LASIK — then lifts the flap, treats the underlying tissue with the laser, and restores the flap, whereupon it heals.
With PRK eye surgery, he instead removes the cornea's outer membrane, called the epithelium layer, and then applies the laser to the newly-exposed tissue, over which a new layer of epithelium then grows in the days following the treatment.
Based upon your prescription, corneal geometry, and other factors, Dr. Hyver will determine at your consultation whether custom Wavefront LASIK or PRK is the safest and most effective way to treat your vision error.