LASIK, a form of refractive surgery, is an option for vision correction without needing to wear glasses or contact lenses. Simply put, LASIK reshapes the cornea with a laser.
Recently, other surgical alternatives have become available. Among these is a technique called phakic IOL implantation (ICL) which involves implanting a lens behind the iris, but in front of the natural lens. With this new option, many of those who were too highly nearsighted for LASIK are now candidates for refractive surgery.
If you are interested in refractive surgery, please let us know. Refractive surgery is not to be taken lightly. Detailed testing is necessary to determine whether or not you are a good candidate for the surgery. If testing shows you to be a good candidate, we can help you choose the refractive surgeon who is most appropriate for your case. In addition, we provide all post-operative care for refractive surgery.
The doctors at Ashburn Eyecare are among the very most experienced in the Washington D.C metro area in providing refractive surgical procedures and alternatives to our patients. Our doctors are consistently listed as the top referring co-managing optometrists for LASIK, PRK and ICLs.