West Coast Eye Institute specializes in a wide range of eye surgeries to correct refractive errors, such as myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism, and presbyopia. Your surgical options for refractive errors include LASIK surgery, PRK surgery, and refractive lens surgery. These procedures address the root cause of your refractive errors, thereby liberating you from a lifetime of eyeglasses and contact lenses. Please contact us to learn more about your eye surgery options in Bakersfield, CA.
Refractive lens surgery treats the following conditions:
- Myopia (Nearsightedness): Objects far from your field of vision appear blurry.
- Hyperopia (Farsightedness): Objects close to your field of vision appear blurry.
- Astigmatism: All objects appear blurry, regardless of their distance, because of irregularities in the shape of your cornea.
- Presbyopia: Farsightedness occurring due to age-related changes in your eyes.
Am I a suitable candidate for refractive surgery?
Refractive lens surgery is suitable for patients with refractive errors, including myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism, and presbyopia. This procedure can address complex vision problems that can’t be addressed with LASIK or PRK surgeries. However, it isn’t FDA-approved for all vision needs. Your eye surgeon will run advanced tests, examine your cornea and lens, and assess your overall health to determine if you’re a suitable candidate for refractive surgery.
What are the side effects of refractive lens surgery?
You may notice some visual disturbances for the first few days, such as blurry vision, halos of light, and glares, especially at night. You may have a scratchy sensation in your eyes. The side effects will gradually dissipate over the week. You won’t feel the IOL in your eyes, nor will it be visible externally. You can resume most of your normal activities and driving a week after the surgery.
Schedule your refractive lens surgery in Bakersfield
West Coast Eye Institute is the leading ophthalmology practice in Bakersfield, specializing in refractive surgeries, including LASIK surgery, PRK surgery, and refractive lens surgery. Our Harvard-trained refractive surgeon carefully assesses your eye health and condition to recommend the ideal treatments for you. Please schedule an appointment to explore your eye surgery options in Bakersfield, CA.