Laser Vision Correction
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Dr. Farbowitz is very proud that as our LASIK patient, you will have the care and attention of Dr. Farbowitz from the consultation, to the pre-operative work-up, to surgery, and finally to post-operative care. This continuity of care ensures that each patient receives the high standards that Dr. Farbowitz can provide.
The most common cause of blurry vision is a refractive error. This occurs when the light rays that enter the eye, passing through the cornea and lens, do not focus on the retina. This causes myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), or astigmatism. Dr. Farbowitz can diagnose and treat these refractive errors with a high degree of precision and accuracy using sophisticated equipment and advanced surgery techniques. Refractive errors can be corrected different ways. The most common are with glasses or contact lenses, which can redirect the light rays to focus onto the retina, eliminating blurry vision. Refractive surgery (LASIK, PRK) uses an excimer laser to reshape the cornea to better focus the incoming light.
Laser vision correction is surprisingly affordable. Financing is also readily available. We are currently able to offer up to 2 years at 0% financing!* Click here to apply for financing.
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Dr. Farbowitz is proud to offer the state of the art in laser vision correction, iLasik. With iLasik, A detailed 3-D map of the unique visual imperfections of your eye is created using wavefront eye-mapping technology that is 25x more precise than the measurements used to write a standard prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses. During surgery, an ultra-fast laser creates a thin flap to prepare your cornea for your personalized wavefront vision correction. Then an ultra-precise laser gently reshapes your cornea to the desired curvature, based on the digital information from your personalized eye map measurements.
LASIK is the most common refractive procedure done worldwide. Dr. Farbowitz uses the Intralase femtosecond laser to create a precision flap of tissue in the cornea. This flap is then folded back on itself to expose the center of the cornea. The excimer laser is then used to reshape the cornea, removing small amounts of tissue. The flap is then replaced over the changed surface, effectively decreasing nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. The flap self seals in a matter of minutes.
In Dr. Farbowitz’s hands, LASIK is
- Quick - 5-10 minutes per eye
- Painless - only topical anesthesia (eye drops) and light sedation are needed.
- Rapid visual recovery - most patients feel comfortable enough with their vision to drive or return to work the day after surgery.
The LASIK Procedure
For many patients looking to regain their personal freedom and escape the hassles and irritation of glasses and contacts, LASIK might be the answer you're looking for. This includes those with normal prescriptions or those with severe degrees of nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism. Custom LASIK, the gold standard in laser vision correction, allows your surgeon to increase the treatment range to include higher-order aberrations and gives you a truly customized procedure for your individual eyes.
Dr. Farbowitz only performs blade free ILASIK with the VISX CustomVue excimer including Iris registration to provide the best and most accurate results for his patients. But don’t take our word for it. View what many of our satisfied patients have to say below.
Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)
PRK uses the same excimer laser used in LASIK to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. PRK is also known as surface ablation, since the laser treatment is performed close to the surface of the cornea, compared to LASIK, where the treatment is done under a flap of the cornea. The laser removes a small amount of tissue to flatten or steepen the cornea to correct the refractive error of the eye.
The PRK Procedure
LASIK and PRK have similar results. However, after PRK, patients may experience a few days of discomfort and a slightly longer period of visual recovery.
Certain patients, based on the size and shape of their eyes, will be better candidates for PRK instead of LASIK. At your consultation appointment, Dr. Farbowitz will determine which procedure is best for your eyes.
If you would like more information about Laser Vision Correction or to schedule an appointment, feel free to fill out our convenient contact form or call us directly at 973-379-2544.