Laser Eye Surgery Consultations in Pennsylvania

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Laser eye surgery is one of the most sought-after treatments for refractive errors across the country. However, it’s popularity doesn’t guarantee the procedure is a match for everybody.

We offer laser eye surgery consultations to determine your candidacy for surgery, and which type of refractive surgery would be the best solution for you. Just contact our team to set up your appointment, and we’ll help you start your journey towards clear, uncorrected vision.

What is Laser Eye Surgery?

Laser eye surgery, also known as laser vision correction, is a group of different refractive surgery procedures that help mitigate refractive errors including myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism. Depending on the health of your eyes and your prescription, your eye care team may recommend one kind of treatment over another.

Certain factors may prevent you from having laser eye surgery, which is why a consultation is needed before having the procedure. Aspects assessed include corneal thickness, current or previous ocular or systemic diseases, dry eyes, and pupil size.

Laser eye surgery doesn’t guarantee 20/20 vision. Many patients still require glasses or contacts for some tasks. Still, most people do enjoy improved vision and decreased dependence on eyewear following refractive surgery.

Laser eye surgery reshapes a part of your eye called the cornea, while refractive lens exchange (RLE) replaces your crystalline lens with an artificial one to provide you with clear vision.

Before the Procedure

To decide if laser eye surgery is right for you, first, book a consultation with your optometrist. Once you get confirmation that you are a good candidate, they will refer you to an ophthalmologist who can perform the procedure.

Once you have scheduled your surgery, please make sure you follow these simple steps:

  • Please make sure you’ve booked a few days off work or school after the surgery. Your eyes need a little time to heal, and some activities may make your eyes dry, affecting the healing process.
  • Please have a reliable mode of transportation to get you home. You won’t be able to drive for a couple of days, so you’ll need to make sure you have a way to get around.
  • Please try to wear lint-free clothing into the surgical suite. Clothes like fleece and wool can attract particles that could float in the air and affect the overall outcome of your surgery.
  • Please refrain from wearing any perfumes, colognes, or fragrances with alcohol when you come in for the surgery, both as a safety precaution and for those with sensitivities.
  • You will likely need to remove your contact lenses a few days before the surgery. Some contact lenses can reshape your cornea, which can affect the final refractive outcome.

After the Procedure

Following surgery, your eye care team will prepare a recovery plan that you’ll need to follow to help ensure the best outcome. This plan includes:

  • Wearing protective sunglasses and using eye drops regularly. Your eyes will be very sensitive following surgery, so to help with symptoms like dry eyes, irritation, and light sensitivity, your eye care professional may recommend protective sunglasses to enhance your comfort while your eyes heal. The drops prescribed will aid healing, treat dryness, and prevent infection.
  • Follow-up appointments. After the procedure, your eye care team will book a series of appointments at scheduled intervals to monitor how your eyes are healing. If there are any complications, they can help adjust your treatment plan to address these issues.

Types of Laser Eye Surgery

LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis) eye surgery is the most common laser vision correction performed in America. During the procedure, your ophthalmologist creates a flap in your cornea, providing access to the corneal stroma.

Your ophthalmologist will then use an excimer laser to reshape the corneal stroma to correct your prescription. The flap is then set back in its original position and left to heal.

During PRK (photorefractive keratectomy) the outermost layer of your cornea, called the epithelium, is completely removed to grant access to the corneal stroma.

Your ophthalmologist will reshape the corneal stroma with an excimer laser. After the surgery, your epithelium will heal over in a few days.

RLE (refractive lens exchange) is similar to cataract surgery, but without the cataract. The crystalline lens in the eye is replaced with one that adequately corrects your refraction.

During RLE, your ophthalmologist will create a small incision on the surface of the eye (using a laser or a scalpel) to get access to your crystalline lens. Your surgeon will then break up the lens using ultrasound and extract by phacoemulsification. Once removed, your lens will be replaced with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL) to provide you with clear vision.

Our Locations

Stroudsburg

Our Stroudsburg location is easily located right on Route 611, in the same shopping complex with Friendly’s and Dollar General. There is plenty of parking right in front of our practice, with disabled parking options available.

Contact Information

Phone: 570-421-3342
Fax: 570-421-8490

Address

2942 Route 611 Suite 5
Tannersville, PA 18372

Hours of Operations

Monday
9 AM6 PM
Tuesday
9 AM6 PM
Wednesday
9 AM4 PM
Thursday
9 AM6 PM
Friday
9 AM4 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Our Stroudsburg location is easily located right on Route 611, in the same shopping complex with Friendly’s and Dollar General. There is plenty of parking right in front of our practice, with disabled parking options available.

Contact Information

Phone: 570-421-3342
Fax: 570-421-8490

Address

2942 Route 611 Suite 5
Tannersville, PA 18372

Hours of Operations

Monday
9 AM6 PM
Tuesday
9 AM6 PM
Wednesday
9 AM4 PM
Thursday
9 AM6 PM
Friday
9 AM4 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Hazleton

Our Hazleton location is easily located right on the Airport Beltway, in the same shopping complex as Hertz and Antonia’s Jewelry & Repair. There’s plenty of parking right in front of our practice, with disabled parking options available.

Contact Information

Phone: 570-453-2020
Fax: 570-453-1020

Address

281 Airport Road
Hazle Township, PA 18202

Hours of Operations

Monday
8 AM6 PM
Tuesday
8 AM4 PM
Wednesday
8 AM5:30 PM
Thursday
8 AM4 PM
Friday
8 AM4 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Our Hazleton location is easily located right on the Airport Beltway, in the same shopping complex as Hertz and Antonia’s Jewelry & Repair. There’s plenty of parking right in front of our practice, with disabled parking options available.

Contact Information

Phone: 570-453-2020
Fax: 570-453-1020

Address

281 Airport Road
Hazle Township, PA 18202

Hours of Operations

Monday
8 AM6 PM
Tuesday
8 AM4 PM
Wednesday
8 AM5:30 PM
Thursday
8 AM4 PM
Friday
8 AM4 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

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