Providing procedures to help our patients see better, one procedure offered by Alpine Eye Care is called Conductive Keratoplasty. Utilizing the newest and best techniques, Alpine Eye Care uses more specifically, a procedure called NearVision CK. Unlike other procedures such as PRK which use lasers, NearVision CK uses low energy radio waves to reshape the cornea and restore near vision, thereby reducing your need for reading glasses.
How it works
NearVision CK applies radio waves on the outer cornea in a circular pattern to shrink small areas of collagen. The pattern increases the curvature of the cornea to bring the near vision back into focus. The procedure can be done right in the office and takes only a few minutes. The eye surgeon uses a hand held instrument with a tiny probe on the end to apply the low level radio frequency energy to the cornea. As the connective tissue shrinks, the cornea curves and the light rays enter the eye differently, generally more clearly. Unlike other procedures, no tissue is removed.
Before the procedure, your eye surgeon will examine your eyes carefully and map out the curvature of your cornea using a corneal topographer.
After the procedure, you will likely be given a prescription for eye drops to help prevent infection in your eye and to reduce inflammation. Like all procedures, you should have someone to drive you home afterwords as your vision may be reduced. Most people can function normally the day after the surgery with very few issues however, the total effects may not be felt for a few weeks.
Is NearVision CK right for you?
Not everyone is a good candidate for CK, however if you are over 40, have had a stable prescription for over a year, have good long distance vision and would be willing to accept a slight distance blur, you may be right. Like all procedures discussing the procedure with your eye surgeon and finding out more about the affects and possibilities of the procedure are the first steps to deciding if it is right for you.
Alpine Eye Care is a skilled eye surgeon in Grayling MI. Focused on eye care in Northern Michigan, we also offer eye care facilities in Gaylord MI and Cheboygan MI as well. If you are looking for a skilled eye surgeon in Grayling MI, contact Alpine Eye Care at 1-877-SEE-2020 for more information or contact us online here. Your eyes are a gift, take care of them.