At Cave EyeCare Associates, we provide comprehensive care to meet the vision needs of our patients. As an optometrist, Dr. Bryan Cave and Dr. Jason Cave offer pre- and post-operative care for patients undergoing LASIK, PRK, or other eye surgical procedures. Our goal is to help you attain the clearest vision possible using advanced technologies and elite ocular surgeons.
What is Refractive Surgery
Refractive surgery is a procedure in which the cornea of the eye is reshaped with a laser in order to provide crisp vision without the need for classes or contact lenses. The two most commonly used procedures are LASIK and PRK. These two procedures have several differences which make patients a better candidate for on versus the other. We will be happy to discuss the two procedures with you and determine if you are a candidate for refractive surgery.
Evaluation and Referral
LASIK (laser assisted in situ keratomileusis) surgery uses the latest advancements in technology to provide faster recovery times and precise results. LASIK surgery has been effective in treating myopia (near-sighted), hyperopia (far-sighted), astigmatism and other eye conditions. At Cave EyeCare Associates, we provide evaluations and referrals for patients interested in LASIK surgery. We a complete review of your patient history as well as a full assessment of your eye health and vision. A current exam is important to determining if you are a candidate for LASIK surgery and if there are any other factors that may affect your results. The history review enables our optometrist to determine if your prescription is stable and you are healthy enough to consider surgery.
PRK (photorefractive keratectomy) surgery is a refractive surgery similar to LASIK which has been performed longer than LASIK. It is also effective at treating myopia, mild hyperopia, and astigmatism and is the only procedure used by our armed forces.
Once one of our doctors has performed the evaluation and determined whether you are a candidate for surgery, you will be counseled on the best procedure for your eyes and be given a referral to the surgery center we have worked with on an ongoing basis. The center will perform additional testing and perform your surgery. We will be in correspondence with the center regarding your evaluation and surgical determination. If you are considering refractive surgery, call us at 325-574-2020 to schedule a consultation.
Once your surgery is scheduled, we will schedule follow-up appointments for you in our Snyder office. Typically, you will begin these follow-ups the day after the surgery and continue at prearranged times over the following six months. After 1 year, a full exam is recommended to determine the long-term results of your procedure. Our doctors are experienced in working with patients pre- and post-operation and will answer any questions that you have along the way. If you have questions about refractive surgery, call 325-574-2020 to speak with our knowledgeable staff or email us.
Advantages of Refractive Surgery
If you have worn glasses or contact lenses for a long time, you may have wondered if LASIK surgery is a good choice for you. While not everyone is a candidate for LASIK, it does have some great advantages. People who play sports, have allergies, or who are looking for simplicity will all benefit from LASIK.