Laser Surgery Specialist

Fry Eye Associates -  - Ophthalmology

Fry Eye Associates

Ophthalmology & Eye Surgery Center located in Garden City, KS

Vision correction surgery has the power to transform lives and is among the services available through the ophthalmology team at Fry Eye Associates in Garden City, Kansas. Don’t live with poor vision when there are safe and effective options that can make it easier for you to see and perform your daily routines. Call the office or use the online booking tool to schedule a consultation with one of the skilled providers today.

Laser Surgery Q & A

What is laser eye surgery?

Laser surgery is an approach that enables precise vision correction adjustments. Lasers allow your practitioner to alter the tissues within your eye in a manner that simply cannot be matched by the human hand. 

Once more science-fiction than fact, lasers are now commonly used in all types of surgery, including ophthalmology procedures. 

What are some examples of laser eye surgery?

Numerous laser procedures can improve your vision. Some of the more common types of laser eye surgery include:

LASIK

Laser in-situ keratomileusis (LASIK) is a surgical procedure that creates a flap in your cornea before reshaping the underlying tissue to improve your eye’s ability to focus light.

A computer imaging program creates detailed imaging to guide the procedure. LASIK can correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. 

PRK

Like LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) also reshapes your cornea to improve focus. This approach, however, only alters the surface of your cornea, not the underlying tissue. Computer imaging is available for this procedure. 

Clear Lens Extraction and PRELEX

Clear Lens Extraction is a type of refractive surgery that removes your natural lens and replaces it with an artificial lens. This approach, sometimes called refractive lens exchange, can correct nearsightedness or farsightedness.

When this treatment is combined with LASIK, it can also correct astigmatism. Presbyopic lens exchange replaces your natural lens to correct presbyopia.

Phakic intraocular lens implants

This surgery is a good fit for those who have significant nearsightedness and are not good candidates for LASIK or PRK. In this procedure, your provider implants a new lens, and your natural lens is left in place.

These are just some of the procedures available at Fry Eye Associates. If you require surgical intervention to preserve or correct your vision, your practitioner will describe all available options in detail. 

Where is my laser surgery performed?

The surgeons at Fry Eye Associates perform procedures at a surgery center located very near the practice. As the largest ophthalmology practice in southwest Kansas, patients travel from hours away to work with the professionals who make Fry Eye Associates such a special place. 

State-of-the-art equipment facilitates all surgical procedures, and all practitioners and support staff are trained on how to leverage this advanced medical technology to its greatest advantage. 

The Fry Eye Surgery Center earned accreditation by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, Inc., and has been granted reaccreditation multiple times since 2003. 

If you’d like to explore laser eye surgery in more detail, call the office today to book an appointment. Online scheduling is also available and takes just moments.