LASIK, or laser in-situ keratomileusis, is the fastest-growing and most accepted form of laser vision correction. LASIK can treat both nearsightedness and farsightedness with or without astigmatism.
PRK or PhotoRefractive Keratectomy is available to patients whose corneas are too thin for LASIK surgery. Like LASIK, we reshape the cornea to improve visual acuity. Unlike LASIK, Doctor’s use a flap that consists of only the epithelial layer of your cornea – the very topmost layer.
The ICL is a revolutionary refractive lens that can correct up to -20 diopters of nearsightedness. The ICL procedure has been repeatedly improved through years of studies and continued refinement. This lens is a posterior chamber implant that is situated behind the iris and in front of the natural crystalline lens. It is also known as a Phakic IOL. The surgery is performed on an outpatient basis, which means that a patient has surgery and leaves the same day.
To maintain good vision and to keep your eyes healthy, it is important to have routine eye exams. For those with stable vision and without any eye disease, having routine eye exams every two years is important. At this exam your eyes will be dilated so the doctor can see into your retina. Your vision will be checked and you will be screened for eye diseases or disorders. If further testing is required a more comprehensive exam and possible testing will be scheduled.
Some people do not produce enough tears or the appropriate quality of tears to keep the eye healthy and comfortable. This is known as dry eye. Tears are produced by two different methods. One method produces tears at a slow, steady rate and is responsible for normal eye lubrication. The other method produces large quantities of tears in response to eye irritation or emotions.
The doctors at Regional Eye Associates have been administering BOTOX® injections for the medical treatment of blepharospasm (eyelid spasm) for over a decade. We are happy to announce that BOTOX® Cosmetic is now available and personally administered by these same experienced physicians to accurately and effectively treat fine facial lines and wrinkles for both men and women. BOTOX® has proven to be the best non-surgical form of facial rejuvenation and is capable of producing improvements in your appearance.
LATISSE™ makes lash growth possible because of its active ingredient: bimatoprost. Although the precise mechanism of action if not known, research suggests that the growth of eyelashes occurs by increasing the percent of hairs in, and the duration of, the anagen (or growth) phase. Lashes can grow longer, thicker and darker because bimatoprost can also prolong this growth phase.