Eye surgery is sometimes the only option to improve your vision if it is impaired due to cataract, myopia, astigmatism, or other conditions. Boulder Eyes / Beyer LASIK performs four major surgical procedures in Boulder and Denver, including LASIK, PRK, cataract and multifocal IOL surgeries.
Cataract is a condition that causes the lens in your eyes to turn cloudy, thus affecting your vision. A normal lens is clear, allowing light to pass to the back of the eye. Cataracts block some of the light from entering the eye making it harder for you to see. Cataracts can be surgically treated by removing all or parts of the lens and then replacing it with an intraocular lens (IOL). Cataract Surgery repairs your distant vision, but you may need to use reading glasses after the surgery. IOLs are inserted under local anesthesia during a surgical procedure that takes about 30 minutes. Recovery from cataract surgery takes about one to two weeks.
Unlike traditional cataract IOLs, Multifocal IOLs can restore both your near and distant vision, eliminating your need for reading glasses all together. At BoulderEyes/Beyer LASIK, we offer a few different Multifocal IOLs, including ReZoom Intraocular Lens IOL and AcrySof Restor IOL. Multifocal IOLs are inserted into your eyes similarly to traditional IOLs using local anesthesia.
Laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis, or LASIK, is a refractive surgery used to correct myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism. LASIK is done with a laser to reshape the cornea of your eye. LASIK improves your vision and eliminates the need for corrective eyeglasses or contact lenses. The LASIK procedure takes only 20 to 30 minutes and is usually very painless. LASIK surgery is not for everyone and thus it is essential that you schedule a consultation with the professionals at BoulderEyes/Beyer LASIK to discuss your options.
Photorefractive keratectomy, or PRK, is another refractive surgery for vision improvement. However, where LASIK surgery involves the creation of corneal flap, PRK is done without a corneal flap. This reduces complications during and after the procedure. PRK surgery can also sometimes be done when LASIK is not a suitable option due to corneas that are too thin. Recovery from PRK takes longer and can cause more discomfort than LASIK. In some cases, it can take several weeks for your vision to improve after PRK surgery.
Other Refractive Surgeries
The professionals at Boulder Eyes / Beyer LASIK also perform other refractive surgeries for patients in Boulder and Denver, CO, including Intacts corneal implants, Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE), and Implantable Contact Lenses (Visian ICL).