Refractive surgery can significantly improve poor vision from nearsightedness, farsightedness, presbyopia or astigmatism. There are many refractive surgery procedures that can correct poor vision from these conditions. The goal of these procedures is to correct your vision in order to decrease your dependence on glasses and contacts. By thorough examination and diagnostic testing, the doctors at Fry Eye Associates can help determine if you are a candidate, recommend the refractive procedure that is best for you and in some cases perform the procedure at our surgery center.
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Our doctors can perform a thorough eye examination and take special images and measurements of your eyes to determine if you are a candidate for refractive surgery and if so, which procedure would be best for you. Depending on the procedure, you may be able to have it done by one of the surgeons at Fry Eye Associates or you will be referred to a surgeon at another practice to have the procedure done.
Please be aware that for this visit, your eyes must be free of soft contact lenses for at least 1 week prior to the exam. If you wear rigid “gas-permeable” lenses, these must be discontinued at least 3 weeks prior your first visit.
Clear lens exchange, also known as refractive lens exchange, is a procedure that can performed by the surgeons at Fry Eye Associates. The technique is very similar to that of cataract surgery whereby the natural lens in your eye is removed and replaced with an artificial lens. The difference is that in a clear lens exchange procedure your clear lens is removed rather than a cloudy cataract.
This can be a good treatment option for patients who are not good candidates for other refractive procedures such as LASIK. Clear lens exchange surgery does not guarantee that your vision will be perfect, but it can greatly reduce your dependence on glasses and contact lens.
Most insurance companies do not cover evaluation for refractive surgery nor the refractive surgery itself. If you do have insurance coverage, our insurance staff will assist you in filing your claim. We will inform you of the cost of evaluation when you schedule your first visit and if you choose to proceed with surgery with us, your financial responsibility will be clearly defined. We offer Care Credit as a way to make refractive surgery fit into your budget. It allows for flexible monthly payments to qualified individuals for their healthcare needs.
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