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LASIK and Night Vision

LASIK is an incredibly effective treatment for the permanent correction of refractive errors such as myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism. It may also be an effective way to treat night vision issues including low vision along with issues like glare, halos, and starbursts around lights.

The Four Stages of Visual Growth

Newborns, while possessed with the full visual capacity to see objects and colors, can only see 8-15 inches away. Over time, distance vision improves, as does the development of color vision, allowing babies with healthy vision to see the world with more clarity right around four months. However, vision development does not stop at this point. In fact, it continues throughout our lives.

July is Global Vision Correction Month

If you have been considering vision correction surgery, now is the time to contact Seeta Eye Centers for a free consultation where you can learn about your options, our technology, and the most effective way to find lasting freedom from glasses and contact lenses. We offer a range of vision correction services at our Fishkill and Poughkeepsie locations, and our board-certified ophthalmologists are among the most respected and trusted eye surgeons in the state of New York.

Three Reasons to Consider PRK

Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK) is a refractive error correction surgery that was approved by the FDA three years before its main alternative, LASIK. Like LASIK, PRK is used to correct refractive errors such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. Unlike LASIK, there is no corneal flap creation with PRK, making it a better option for people with thin corneas.

Choosing a LASIK Surgeon in Poughkeepsie

LASIK is a fairly routine procedure. In fact, an average of 800,000 LASIK eye surgeries are performed in the United States every year, and conservative estimates suggest as many as 43 million additional men and women who have not yet undergone laser eye surgery would be good LASIK candidates. However, "routine" does not imply "failsafe" and your choice of LASIK surgeon will play a direct role in your comfort, your safety, and your long-term satisfaction.

LASIK vs. PRK

Poughkeepsie LASIK and PRK are laser vision treatments that both treat nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. PRK, or photorefractive keratectomy, is the predecessor to LASIK and is still used today. The major difference between PRK and LASIK is that during LASIK surgery, a small flap is created in the cornea in order to reshape the underlying stromal layer, while in PRK surgery, the epithelial layer of the cornea is removed to access the stromal layer.

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