At Peña Eye Institute, Dr. Raul Peña performs blade-free custom LASIK to ensure the best possible results, as well as the safety, comfort, and overall satisfaction of his patients. While conventional LASIK has proven extremely successful in correcting myopia, or nearsightedness, throughout the years, custom LASIK for farsightedness at Dr. Peña’s McAllen eye care center represents a significant improvement over its conventional counterpart. While a certain number of residual errors were considered acceptable with conventional LASIK for farsightedness, or hyperopia, due to the fact that the technology used in the procedure was less precise in correcting that visual error than it was myopia, modern custom LASIK has changed things, very much for the better.
Custom LASIK uses wavefront technology to produce truly customized results, allowing Dr. Peña to reshape the hyperopic cornea with remarkable precision that is not possible with conventional LASIK technology. If you are farsighted, you can expect to achieve superior results with LASIK than were ever before possible.
Are you a suitable candidate for LASIK for farsightedness? With today’s blade-free, all-laser technology, the chances are better than ever that you are, even if you have relatively thin corneas. If you are farsighted and would like to find out whether you might be able to bid farewell to glasses and contact lenses for good, we encourage you to schedule your initial consultation about LASIK for farsightedness at Dr. Peña’s McAllen area offices today.
How does LASIK for farsightedness differ from LASIK for nearsightedness?
LASIK for farsightedness is different from LASIK for nearsightedness only in the manner in which the cornea is reshaped. Every custom LASIK procedure starts with the generation of a highly detailed wavefront map of each eye. This wavefront map allows Dr. Peña to detect not only the common imperfections in the shape of the cornea that are responsible for farsightedness, but also the extremely small, highly individual imperfections that are unique to each eye that are beyond measurement with traditional ophthalmologic tools. These imperfections are called higher order aberrations. The resulting wavefront map is used to guide the excimer laser that reshapes the cornea, removing tissue to correct imperfections and return the corneal tissue to a round state (or as close as possible).
In correcting farsightedness with custom LASIK, Dr. Peña strategically removes tissue in order to create a more steeply curved cornea, while also leveling out higher order aberrations. Conversely, in patients who are nearsighted, the goal would be to flatten a cornea that had become too steep in its curvature.
As stated above, Dr. Peña performs bladeless LASIK for farsightedness, meaning that he does not use the traditional microkeratome blade to create the flap in the cornea that is necessary to access the underlying corneal tissue. Instead, he uses a precision laser to create the flap. This laser is safer and more precise, which helps to ensure a better visual outcome with fewer possible risks.
Learn More about LASIK for Farsightedness
To learn more about LASIK for farsightedness, or to schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Peña, please contact the Peña Eye Institute today.