Refractive Surgery Consultation

South Jersey Vision Center

Eye Center located in Barrington, NJ

Many people look for a permanent solution to refractive errors, and that means surgery. Joseph Kamerling, MD and Paul Speesler, OD at South Jersey Vision Center can provide a refractive surgery consultation allowing patients to sit down and discuss their surgical options.

Refractive Surgery Consultation Q & A

What is a Refractive Error?

Refractive error refers to a problem in the way light focuses on the retina. Common refractive errors include:

  • Nearsightedness
  • Farsightedness
  • Astigmatism
  • Presbyopia

All these problems can potentially be corrected via refractive surgery.

What is Refractive Surgery?

Refractive surgery is a popular procedure designed to correct the vision permanently.

Often, this method is called LASIK, which an acronym for laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis. LASIK is just one of several surgical options available, which is why getting a consult makes sense for most patients.

What is LASIK?

Laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis is a surgical procedure that corrects:

  • Nearsightedness
  • Farsightedness
  • Astigmatism

The goal is to remodel the corneal stroma, which, in turn, reshapes the eye to correct the refractive error.

An ophthalmologist uses a laser to reshape the cornea, the transparent coating around the eye. The doctor cuts a tiny flap in the cornea and then uses the laser to excise some of the tissue.

Is LASIK Risky?

Not every patient is a good candidate for refractive surgery. By getting a consultation from South Jersey Vision Center, you can get a professional opinion on whether this type of surgery is the right choice based on your health, lifestyle, and vision.

Find out if refractive surgery can resolve your vision problems: click or call today to schedule your consultation at South Jersey Vision Center!