For those considering vision correction surgery, LASIK is the term that comes to mind. However, some are not candidates for this type of surgery. Advanced Surface Treatment (AST) is a newer, minimally-invasive vision correction procedure that can provide transformative results.
AST works by gently removing the cornea’s surface, allowing for treatment with the excimer laser, just as with LASIK. After the laser treatment, a thin bandage contact lens is put in place to help heal and provide comfort for the patient.
AST corrects vision problems such as nearsightedness and farsightedness with and without astigmatism and for some the procedure can correct the need for reading glasses. Because the treatment is minimally-invasive, there is no need for stitches. Best of all, AST takes less than 30 minutes and can be done right in your ophthalmic surgeon’s office.
New Vision Eye Center has the state-of-the-art Alcon EX500 excimer laser on-site, the fastest and most precise laser on the market. In addition, their refractive surgeon, David J. O’Brien, MD is board certified and fellowship trained. He was also an FDA investigator for LASIK to be approved in the United States; as such, he has treated over 15,000 eyes with a very low enhancement rate.
If you’ve been considering vision correction surgery but have been told that you’re not a candidate for LASIK, don’t despair! Advanced Surface Treatment offers the same benefits as LASIK and provides less risk long-term for those with active lifestyles.
To learn more about AST and to see if you might be a candidate, contact us online at NewVisionEyeCenter.com or call 772.257.8700 to schedule a complimentary refractive consultation with Dr. David O’Brien, our fellowship-trained refractive surgery specialist and find out if you’re a candidate for one of these life-changing procedure. World-Class Eye Care in Vero Beach.