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Refractive Surgery

Many people who are tired of wearing glasses or contact lenses seek the help of refractive surgeons. Refractive surgery improves vision by correcting refractive errors such as nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia) and astigmatism.


Refractive surgery is typically performed by photoablation using an excimer laser in the form of PRK (PhotoRefractive Keratomileusis) or LASIK (Laser Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis) are used to reshape the cornea to reduce the need for corrective lenses.  These minimally invasive procedures reshape the cornea with laser energy to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism, leaving patients with improved, uncorrected vision after treatment. By reshaping the cornea, these procedures change the way the eye focuses light, allowing you to enjoy clear vision.  These procedures are customized to provide the best possible results for each individual patient, allowing your surgeon to correct the very specific refractive errors that obscure your vision.

We have teamed with TLC Laser Eye Center, North America’s leading laser eye surgery provider with more than 20 years of LASIK/PRK experience.  Our own Doctor, Jason Simonton, is well-versed in handling all preoperative and postoperative care as it relates to laser vision correction.  We work closely with TLC to ensure you have the best possible outcome.

Click on their link for more detailed information. http://www.tlcvision.com/centers/pittsburgh/pittsburgh-lasik-surgeons