Refractive Surgery Choices

Here are some of the more common refractive procedures offered at Bloomberg Eye Center in Newark, Ohio. The best choice for you will depend on the specific measurements and health of your eyes, your desire for quick recovery, as well as cost. For a more detailed explanation and questions please contact one of our refractive counselors.

Standard LASIK

  • Correction based on prescription (near and far-sightedness, astigmatism)
  • Longest track record
  • Minimal glare may be expected
  • More affordable

Custom LASIK

  • Topography or wavefront-guided, individualized treatment
  • Corrects the prescription (as in standard LASIK) plus “optical aberrations” that cause glare.
  • Better quality of vision and less glare than standard LASIK (especially night vision)
  • Enhancements less likely than standard LASIK

Blade-Free Custom

  • All the benefits of Custom plus:
  • Minimizes flap-related optical aberrations
  • Safest form of LASIK
  • Consistent, controlled flap creation done with Intralase laser (blade-free technology)
  • The technology approved for Navy Pilots and Astronauts

Surface Treatment (LASEK, PRK)

  • Recommended for irregular or thin corneas and certain occupations
  • Laser done directly on the cornea with no flap
  • Longer recovery, but same visual results as LASIK
  • Less dryness as more of the cornea is left untouched

ICL Implants

  • Implantable contact lens
  • Used for high prescriptions or when corneal surgery is not safe.
  • Better quality of vision than LASIK for the right candidate

The LASIK procedure was simpler than I thought. Now I see 20/20. Bloomberg Eye Center made me feel at ease. I found out how fortunate we are to have Bloomberg Eye Center in our backyard.