LASIK Alternatives

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Advanced Surface Ablation (ASA)

Also known as PRK, this procedure uses a laser to sculpt the surface of the cornea. Unlike LASIK, a corneal flap is not created. ASA at Westlake Eye in Austin is especially effective in treating lower to moderate levels of hyperopia and myopia, both with and without astigmatism.

IOLs

Intraocular Lenses (IOLs) are like implantable contact lenses. They enable patients to see at more than one distance, without glasses and contact lenses. Some patients with refractive errors outside of what LASIK can treat, or that have a cataract, removal of the natural lens and implantation of an intraocular lens may restore sight. There are different kinds of lenses available at Westlake Eye in Austin and Kyle, TX, depending on what the patient needs to improve sight.

Chart showing IOL surgery