Laser Eye Surgery in Seattle, Portland, Boise, Spokane, Bellevue, Eugene
Restore Vision Centers
Considered fast, easy, safe, and effective, laser eye surgery is gaining popularity by the minute. Millions of people in the U.S. alone are enjoying the benefits of excellent vision with a decreased need for corrective eyewear. Laser eye surgery is the most sought-after elective medical procedure, and is also considered one of the safest, when completed in a dedicated and experienced facility. Laser eye surgery is the only procedure we perform at Restore Vision Centers.
Restore Vision Centers offers several types of laser vision correction so that every patient can obtain personalized, optimal results. Our laser eye surgeons are leaders in the field, combining extensive experience with unmatched expertise to produce outstanding results.
What is LASIK?
Laser Assisted in-Situ Keratomileusis, or LASIK, is the most popular form of laser eye surgery. During LASIK surgery, we first numb the eye with drops; the laser eye surgeon then uses a special instrument called a microkeratome to create a thin flap in the corneal tissue. The flap is then folded back, and the laser reshapes the underlying tissue. Once the curvature has been corrected, the flap is repositioned and heals without stitches. Vision improves immediately, and most Portland / Seattle LASIK patients are generally fully comfortable and seeing well within one day.
Although an estimated 95 percent of patients can undergo LASIK laser eye surgery, it isn't for everyone. Approximately three percent won't benefit from this procedure. For others, PRK may be a better alternative.
To find out if you are a good candidate for LASIK laser eye surgery, please make an appointment with us. If you live in Seattle, Washington; Portland and Bend, Oregon; Boise, Idaho; Spokane, Washington; Billings, Montana; Alaska; or anywhere in the Pacific Northwest and are interested in learning more about LASIK laser eye surgery, contact Restore Vision Centers today.
Comparison of Benefits: LASIK vs. PRK
The major differences between LASIK and PRK include:
- LASIK laser eye surgery offers a wider range of corrections.
- LASIK allows for rapid visual recovery, while PRK generally does not provide immediate visual clarity.
- LASIK eye surgery requires fewer post-operative follow-ups than PRK.
- PRK patients usually experience discomfort for a few days after the procedure, while LASIK laser eye surgery patients experience minimal discomfort, if any.
- PRK can treat patients who have certain corneal surface problems that might be aggravated by LASIK, and PRK can, at times, treat smaller eyes or thinner corneas more effectively.
- Both procedures provide excellent results.
Over the years, the talented eye surgeons of Restore Vision Centers have helped numerous patients from throughout Washington, Central Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Alaska achieve clear vision through laser eye surgery. Renowned as some of the most accomplished Boise, Seattle and Portland LASIK specialists, Restore Vision Centers surgeons offer a variety of laser refractive procedures, including wavefront LASIK and PRK, as well as leading technology such as IntraLase. Before each procedure, they conduct a thorough consultation with the patient, during which time they describe the benefits and risks of laser eye surgery, as well as explain the importance of proper post-operative care.
Restore Vision Centers - providing wavefront LASIK and other types of laser eye surgery to patients from Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska, and Montana.