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Surgical Vision Corrections

Which Option is Best for Me?

For many years, the only valid option a patient had to correct blurry near vision that we nearly all experience sometime after the age of forty was glasses or contact lenses.  Patients have been looking for a solution outside of glasses or contact lenses to solve this problem. Fortunately, at Texan Eye we now have advanced surgical options to help remedy these struggles.

Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE) and LASIK are both procedures that we excel in at Texan Eye.  Our experienced and skilled surgeons and state-of-the-art equipment and facilities combine to give our patients outstanding results.  Refractive surgery of any kind requires healthy eyes. First and foremost, Refractive Lens Exchange and laser vision correction candidates must undergo a thorough eye examination to rule out any ocular conditions that would make surgery inadvisable or unsafe. To determine the most appropriate treatment plan for you, schedule a consultation appointment with Texan Eye.

Refractive Lens Exchange

We all have friends and family members that have undergone cataract surgery. Refractive lens exchange is the same surgery as cataract surgery with all of the vision benefits on a patient that has yet to develop a cataract. In fact, once you have had a refractive lens exchange, you will never develop a cataract.

At Texan Eye, we will use the highest technology available to determine the lens that matches your visual needs. These modern lenses have the ability to not only give you exceptional distance vision, but to also improve the near and intermediate vision you need on a daily basis.

Prior to the advent of these advanced accommodating, multifocal, and astigmatism-correcting intraocular lens implants, patients would undergo lens replacement with standard fixed focus (monofocal) lens implants. While these monofocal lenses were effective at improving distance vision, they did not correct near vision. Therefore, following surgery, patients would still have to wear reading glasses. Now, with the introduction of Full Focus® intraocular lens implants, patients have the opportunity to see clearly at distance, intermediate, and near.

Refractive Lens Exchange is procedure that takes just minutes to do with a brief recovery period. Schedule a consultation and see what lens your doctor determines is best for you and your unique eyes!

LASIK

Over the last decade, laser vision correction with LASIK and ASA has helped more than 17 million people worldwide see without glasses or contact lenses. Thanks to new advances in laser technology, LASIK and ASA now offer a solution for patients with hyperopia (farsightedness) as well as  myopia (nearsightedness) and astigmatism.  For patients that struggle with blurred reading vision, monovision LASIK or ASA is often a great solution.

Our experienced LASIK surgeons use the most advanced iLASIK technology which combines two procedures, IntraLASIK utilizing the IntraLase Femtosecond laser and iDesign Wavefront Guided Custom LASIK, to often achieve 20/20 vision or better. Before your iLASIK surgery, your eye will be examined, mapped, and scanned through a WaveScan device called iDesign, which allows your doctor to obtain the most precise and accurate information prior to correcting your vision. No two eyes are the same; therefore, no two eyes should be treated the same and our iDesign technology is the latest advancement in mapping for refractive surgery.

At Texan Eye we offer free iLASIK screenings at both of our Austin offices located at 1700 South Mopac and 5717 Balcones Drive. Screenings are also offered at our Cedar Park location: 700 East Whitestone Boulevard, Suite 203.

Learn more about LASIK here.