Lasik and PRK are surgical procedures that correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism using an Excimer Laser. In Lasik, a flap is made in the center of the cornea with a Femtosecond laser, and then the flap is folded back. The Excimer laser then reshapes the cornea to the desired shape, and then the flap is put back into place.
In PRK, the top layer of the corneal tissue is gently removed and then the Excimer laser is used to reshape the corneal tissue. Then a contact lens is placed on the eye to protect the surface for a few days until it heals.
Dr. Lisa Wohl has performed thousands of Lasik and PRK procedures. Currently she co-manages her laser vision correction with another highly skilled refractive surgeon. Dr. Wohl performs a complementary screening evaluation to identify if you are a good candidate for Lasik or PRK and can help you decide which procedure is best for you. She will also do the pre-operative examination of your eyes and the follow-up examinations.
CRT (Corneal Refractive Therapy) The Non-Surgical Option
Corneal Refractive Therapy is a custom-fit contact lens that is worn while sleeping to correct nearsightedness and farsightedness. Unlike Lasik, it is FDA approved for all ages and may help prevent children from becoming increasingly nearsighted, so-called “myopia control”.
CRT lenses provide the same quality of vision correction as Lasik and PRK without surgery so that you do not have to wear glasses or contact lenses while you are awake. The correction is also temporary so that the correction can be reversed if needed.
Dr. Wohl has worn CRT lenses herself since November 2002. Her husband and teen-aged daughter also wear CRT lenses. Dr. Wohl is one of the few ophthalmologists in America who fits CRT lenses. She has lectured extensively to the medical community about CRT lenses and taught courses to other eye surgeons.
CRT is very popular in other parts of the world including Western and Eastern Europe, Asia and Australia.
Dr. Wohl offers complementary screening evaluations to see if you would be a candidate for CRT lenses.
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Lasik: During the procedure
Lasik: Wavefront Optimized
Lasik: Who is a good candidate?
CRT: Corneal Refractive Technology (a.k.a. Corneal Molding)