LASIK and the Importance of Corneal Thickness

If you have seriously been considering LASIK surgery, the chances are good that this is not the first article you have read on the procedure. In fact, you are probably fairly familiar with the basics of LASIK by now, including the criteria that distinguish suitable candidates from those who would be better served by PRK… Read More


LASIK and Patient Age

If you are thinking about undergoing LASIK surgery, a permanent treatment for refractive errors, you may be considering a number of factors. How much does LASIK cost? Will it hurt? Is the surgery safe? But one thing that many patients don’t consider is how their age will affect their candidacy for LASIK surgery. At Atlantic… Read More


LASIK and Teens

If you are a teenager and you have refractive errors such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism, you may already be frustrated with your reliance on eyeglasses and contact lenses to see clearly. You may be interested in a more permanent laser vision correction option such as LASIK. LASIK is a surgical procedure in which surgeons… Read More


PRK vs. LASIK: Which Refractive Surgery Is Better?

The team at Atlantic Laser Vision Center has helped countless patients throughout the Monmouth County area see clearly again. We offer the latest in refractive surgery procedures, including PRK (photorefractive keratectomy)and LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis). A number of prospective patients have asked us how PRK compares to LASIK. Let’s take a moment to look… Read More


What Is PRK Recovery Like?

For patients who aren’t good candidates for LASIK or who wish to avoid the risk of flap complications associated with that procedure, PRK offers a potentially ideal alternative. The actual procedure differs from LASIK only in how the stromal layer of the cornea – the corneal tissue that is reshaped by the excimer laser –… Read More


Candidates for PRK Surgery

PRK is a low-risk surgery with a high success rate. The FDA approved excimer lasers, which are used to reshape the cornea, for use in PRK surgery in 1995. Since then, millions of patients have undergone laser vision correction procedures such as PRK. If you suffer from blurry vision due to nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism,… Read More


Wavefront Optimized LASIK vs. Contact Lenses: Which Is Right for You?

There are few surgical procedures in the history of medicine that can match LASIK in terms of its profiles of safety and success. Since its inception, LASIK has helped tens of millions of people worldwide to improve their vision, with the majority being able to see clearly without the need for glasses or contact lenses…. Read More


The Advantages of Custom Wavefront LASIK vs. Traditional LASIK

Patients who are looking for a safe, effective, and long-term solution for vision impairment are most likely to get the results they desire from laser vision treatment. LASIK surgery alters the shape of the cornea in order to address the most common types of vision impairment, including nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. While traditional LASIK surgery is… Read More


LASIK Surgery vs. Glasses

Clear vision is important for a number of reasons: it allows people to read documents, work on a computer, see upcoming street signs when they’re driving, and enjoy the views and landscapes around them. When the eyes fail to provide patients with clear, crisp vision, all of these abilities are compromised. Fortunately, there are treatments… Read More


Pain After LASIK Surgery Is Common, Here’s How to Reduce It

At Atlantic Laser Vision Center, we are proud to provide patients in and around Monmouth County with all the information that they need with regard to eye health and vision correction. Patient education is an important part of patient satisfaction, which is why we always answer questions and address concerns about procedures and conditions. We… Read More