What procedures do you offer to correct my vision?

Laser vision correction procedures reshape the clear tissue at the front of the eye (the cornea) by using a unique cool laser beam called the Excimer laser. The two most effective methods of delivering this laser to the cornea are called LASIK and PRK. The laser treatment in LASIK is delivered under a “flap”. LASIK is the most popular elective procedure in the history of medicine for good reason. This procedure is quick (usually less than one minute per eye), comfortable, and extremely effective for a wide range of prescriptions.

LASIK also has the quickest visual recovery of any of the laser vision correction procedures. PRK is a “flapless” surface laser technique. It was the first laser vision correction procedure ever performed, and is an “all-laser” approach to laser vision correction. It gives the best outcomes for eyes with thinner or weaker corneas and can be the best choice for some patients with specialized occupational needs. More than 95% of our soldiers who have laser vision correction have the PRK procedure performed. The visual recovery after PRK is not quite as rapid as LASIK, but after healing is complete, the visual results are identical.

Comments

  1. Perry Griggs says:

    Does your surgery fix eyes for reading?

  2. do you have free consultations?

    • We do, Haelee. Simply give us a call at (702)636-2010 and we’ll happily set up an appointment. Or, if you’d prefer, you can set your own appointment by clicking on either of the little calendars found on the right side of the website, under “SCHEDULE YOUR FREE CONSULTATION”.

  3. Ronna Davis says:

    Dr. Rothman-
    We met briefly last week. I’m scheuled for PRK on Oct 20th. My vision is -9 with astigmatism. I understand PRK will take longer to heal but is it more dangerous? Also is there somewhere I can gether information / data on the success of PRK for indivuals with my high myopia? I’ve only been able to locate references to “mild or moderate myopia” in my internet research.
    What hapens if I look away while your using the laser? Can that mess up my results?
    Last question, you’ve done a lot of LASIK surgeries, have you done a lot of PRK?
    Thank you.
    Ronna

  4. do you have a people speak spanish? because i am interesting but i think i need more infomation. thank’s.

    • Hi Brenda,

      Thank you for contacting Lasik of Nevada with you questions. Yes, we do have team members that speak Spanish, including myself. We would be happy to schedule a complimentary consultation for you. At the time of the consultation, we would do some testing to make sure you are a good candidate for the Lasik procedure, as well as answer all of your questions about the procedure. Please contact Jannine directly to schedule the appointment at (702) 636-2010.

  5. I’m researching information on glaucoma surgery and stumbled on your site. Not even sure if you offer this sorta corrective surgery but figured you might be able to point me in the right direction. I’ve had glaucoma since I was 14, I am now 25 and just trying to find out what my best options are. I know I need to do something soon bc I’m seeing more and more black spots. Just trying to get some information. If you can’t help, I’m hoping you can point me in the right direction. TY for your time

  6. I’m a martial artist and worried about any additional risks I may face post-op if I get hit. Understandably, I’ll lay off contact drills for a while, but I’m thinking about a year or two down the road. Is there any need to worry that the procedure might “weaken” or make my eyes more susceptible to injury? Thanks!

  7. Vicki Holmes, PhD says:

    Hi Dr. Rothman,

    I had PRK with laser on my right eye some 15 years ago. The correction has slipped quite a bit. I am 63 now. Is it advisable to get a “touch up” or would you recommend just waiting until I need cataract surgery (I assume that is inevitable as I have been told I have just the beginning of them.

    Vicki Holmes.

    • Hi Vicki,

      I would recommend a consultation so that the amount of change can be measured and we can let you know what your options are.

  8. Hi Dr-
    I was just wondering how long this procedure would take? I am an American coming home for about 3 weeks from Australia. Would that be enough time to take care of both eyes?
    Could I have eye consult here before I get home to speed things up?
    Thanks! :)

    Sarah

    • Hi Sarah,

      Good questions! To answer your second question first, we need to do all the testing prior to the procedure here to ensure accuracy and eligibility. Three weeks is enough time to do all the preop testing, the procedure, and the one week post operative check.

      Normally, there is also a one month, three month, and six month post operative check. Your local eye doctor can certainly handle those appointments. It might surprise you to know many of our patients travel to us for their procedure and have their post operative checks done by a doctor of their choice at home.

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