Types of Refractive Surgery
Refractive surgery encompasses all procedures that correct the vision errors of nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. Refractive surgery is sometimes called vision correction surgery. There are many different types of refractive surgery, and some of the most common types are:
- Intraocular lenses
- Visian ICL™
- Refractive lens exchange
Certain types of refractive surgery, including LASIK, are laser-based procedures that re-shape the curvature of the cornea to correct a refractive error. Other procedures improve vision by safely implanting a lens behind your eye’s natural lens, which has the same effect as a contact lens but is not removable.
LASIK is one of the most popular types of refractive surgery. This procedure has a high success rate, low complication rate, and has enabled countless individuals to see clearly without glasses or contact lenses.
Because there are so many refractive surgery techniques, it’s important to meet with an experienced eye surgeon to discuss your options and which procedures will most effectively accomplish your vision goals.
If you’re interested in Sacramento, Folsom, Rocklin, or Roseville refractive surgery, please contact Wilmarth Eye to schedule a consultation with our experienced ophthalmologist, Stephen Wilmarth, MD.