Vision Center | Keene, NH

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Vision Center of Keene, New Hampshire, is the preferred provider of eye care services and LASIK services throughout the area.

Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis (LASIK)

For this procedure, a laser is used to reshape the eye's surface (cornea) to alter the way light rays enter the eye to achieve focus. This method of correction treats nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. The surgeon cuts a flap in the stroma and then uses an excimer laser to remove material under the flap.
The LASIK procedure generally takes less than one minute per eye. LASIK is the most commonly performed refractive surgery procedure. LASIK advantages include a relative lack of pain afterward and the fact good vision is generally achieved near immediately or by the very next day.
Eye Care, LASIK Services in Keene, NH
Lasik Procedure — Laser Procedure in Keene, NH

Before the LASIK Procedure

If you are considering LASIK eye surgery, the first step is to choose a reputable surgeon; at Vision Center we highly recommend Greenfield Eye & Laser Center, of Greenfield, Massachusetts. The next step is to call to schedule a free Pre-LASIK Evaluation with one of our vision care specialists.
In order to decide whether you're a good candidate for LASIK, our doctors will examine your eyes to determine their health, what kind of vision correction may be needed, and how much laser ablation is required. As with a traditional eye exam various instruments are employed: a refractor (to determine your prescription); a slit lamp (to look into the back of the eye for retinal problems); a tonometer (to determine intraocular pressure); and a pachymeter (to measure the thickness of the cornea).
Taking Vision Test — Vision in Keene, NH
Additionally, the doctors will look for signs of dry eye disease, which if present, must be treated before LASIK can be performed.
For some patients, a corneal topographer may be used to photograph and map the cornea, affording the surgeon a better understanding of any irregularities in the cornea, as well as its steepness or flatness that is in need of correcting.
Some pre-LASIK exams require dilation, allowing the doctor further information surrounding the health of the retina. Note: for LASIK procedures, the Opto-map retinal exam is not a viable substitute for dilation.
Finally, questions surrounding you and your overall health, as well as any medications you are currently taking will be addressed, as certain conditions may be disqualifiers from LASIK, while others may require postponing the procedure.
For more information regarding our vision care practice, contact us in Keene, New Hampshire.