Southwest Eye Care
Minneapolis LASIK Eye Surgery
Southwest Eye Care stands at the forefront of vision correction surgery, offering cutting-edge LASIK and PRK procedures to their patients. Each treatment plan is carefully tailored, putting your unique vision needs at the center of their service.
Southwest Eye Care uses state-of-the-art technology to reshape your cornea, tackling nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. They provide options to suit every patient: choose the well-established LASIK procedure for a quick treatment time with little discomfort, or select PRK if you have thinner corneas. Both methods offer an effective, permanent vision correction solution.
The benefits of choosing Southwest Eye Care for LASIK include:
- Cost-effectiveness—By investing in LASIK, you can say goodbye to the recurring costs of glasses and contacts.
- Safety—Rest assured that LASIK is a proven, safe procedure, with most patients resuming their normal routine within a few days.
- Simplicity—Say farewell to the daily hassles of glasses and contacts with LASIK surgery at Southwest Eye Care.
Schedule your consultation with Southwest Eye Care today and start your journey towards clear vision.
Minneapolis Vision Correction Procedures
Today's life-changing procedures make it possible to improve your vision to 20/20—or better.
PRK Surgery (Photorefractive Keratectomy)
What is PRK Surgery?
PRK Surgery (Photorefractive Keratectomy) is a type of laser eye surgery that is used to correct refractive errors such as nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), and astigmatism. PRK is an alternative to LASIK eye surgery and is particularly suitable for individuals who may not be candidates for LASIK due to certain corneal characteristics.
Overview of the PRK surgery process:
- Corneal Epithelium Removal:
- In PRK, the surgeon begins by removing the thin outer layer of the cornea called the epithelium. This can be done using an alcohol solution, a special brush, or a laser.
- Laser Reshaping of the Cornea:
- Once the epithelium is removed, a laser is used to precisely reshape the cornea. The laser ablates or removes microscopic amounts of corneal tissue based on the patient’s refractive error. The goal is to correct the curvature of the cornea and improve the focus of light on the retina.
- Healing Process:
- Unlike LASIK, where a corneal flap is created, PRK does not involve creating a flap. Instead, the corneal surface is allowed to regenerate naturally. The healing process involves the growth of new epithelial cells over the treated area.
- Post-operative Care:
- Following PRK surgery, patients are given medicated eye drops to aid in the healing process and prevent infection. Recovery may take a bit longer compared to LASIK, and patients may experience temporary discomfort during the initial days.
Key considerations for PRK surgery include:
- Corneal Thickness: PRK may be a suitable option for individuals with thinner corneas who may not be ideal candidates for LASIK.
- Occupational Considerations: PRK may be recommended for individuals with occupations or lifestyles that carry a risk of corneal injury, as it eliminates the creation of a corneal flap.
- Healing Time: The initial visual recovery may take longer with PRK compared to LASIK. Patients typically experience optimal vision several weeks after the procedure.
PRK is a well-established and effective procedure for vision correction, and its suitability depends on individual factors. It’s important to consult with an experienced refractive surgeon or eye care professional to determine the most appropriate laser eye surgery option based on your eye health and lifestyle.
If you’re looking for LASIK in Minneapolis, you can rest assured that you have access to some of the nation’s top laser eye surgeons.
LASIK is a life-changing procedure with incredibly high patient satisfaction rates (over 95 percent), allowing Minneapolis residents clear vision for years to come. Most patients don’t need corrective lenses, such as glasses or contacts, following LASIK.
During the procedure, your surgeon will use a laser to reshape your cornea, allowing light to refract correctly so your vision is clear. LASIK can correct various refractive errors, including myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism.
Serious complications from LASIK are exceedingly rare, allowing patients to enjoy clear vision without issues.
If you need LASIK in Minneapolis, look for a surgeon who has performed thousands of surgeries and has access to the latest LASIK technology. You’ll start with an assessment to gauge whether you are a good candidate for LASIK.
Southwest Eye Care Chaska
1200 Chaska Creek Way Suite 110, Chaska, MN 55318
$150 discount per eye
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