|Considering laser vision correction?
With today’s advancements in refractive surgery,
specifically - LASIK and PRK - it is now
possible to correct nearsightedness, astigmatism
and farsightedness. Laser vision correction can
reduce your dependence on glasses and contact
lenses. Here at Dakota Eye Care Associates our
doctors offer comprehensive care for all
refractive surgery patients.
If you are considering refractive surgery, we
will thoroughly evaluate your vision to
determine, preliminarily, if you are a
candidate. If we determine that you are, we will
refer you to an experienced ophthalmologist for
further evaluation and the surgical procedure.
At Dakota Eye Care Associates we work closely
with Minnesota Eye Consultants and TLC -- The
Laser Center. And you will feel confident
knowing that our doctors will handle the
postoperative care to make sure your recovery is
quick and successful. By working closely with
Minnesota Eye Consultants and TLC we can ensure
the most efficient and focused care possible.
Are you a candidate for refractive
The ideal candidate for refractive surgery is
over 25 years of age with healthy eyes and
without a significant change in their
prescription for the last 12 months. People with
certain medical conditions or pregnant or
nursing women may not be good candidates for
refractive surgery. For nearsighted patients,
refractive surgery may be postponed until the
refraction has stabilized, as nearsightedness
may continue to increase for some patients until
their mid to late 20s.
Types of refractive surgery:
LASIK – Laser assisted in situ
PRK – Photorefractive keratectomy
CK – Conductive Keratoplasty