Question: Are there any good alternatives to LASIK?
Answer: There are other good options besides LASIK. The options are dependent upon your particular refractive error (glasses prescription) and other measurements of your particular eyes (shape and corneal thickness to name a few). While glasses and contacts are the most common, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) is the second most common laser vision correction procedure after LASIK. PRK is frequently performed on those who are deemed not great candidates for LASIK due to too thin of corneas, irregular shape of one’s cornea, or dry eyes and also provides excellent results. There are also other procedures including various lenses and corneal implants that require a thorough evaluation of your eyes to determine if that is your optimal option. It is very important to do your homework and meet with the surgeon to get your questions answered to your satisfaction before proceeding with any procedure.