Vision Solutions for 20 to 40 Years of Age
Tens of thousands of individuals throughout the Inland Empire community are enjoying freedom from the daily hassles of wearing glasses and contact lenses thanks to California’s premier all-laser LASIK specialists at TriCounty Eye Institute. Whether you are nearsighted, farsighted, or have astigmatism, all-laser LASIK can improve your vision. Dr. Mark Schneider’s personal commitment to a higher standard of personalized LASIK treatment, coupled with advanced diagnostic and bladeless laser technologies, has earned TriCounty Eye Institute a reputation for safety and results.
PRK or Advanced Surface Ablation
PRK or Advanced Surface Ablation as it is often called, is a similar procedure to LASIK and is the second most common refractive surgery procedure performed in the United States today. During your complimentary consultation with Dr. Mark Schneider, testing may indicate that there is not enough corneal thickness to perform the all-laser LASIK procedure. In this case, Dr. Schneider may recommend the PRK procedure. Both PRK and all-laser LASIK treat nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism by using the VISX Star4 excimer laser technology to reshape your cornea to correct your vision.
During the all-laser LASIK procedure, Dr. Schneider uses the IntraLase® laser to create a corneal flap. This flap of tissue is then folded back, exposing the inner cornea where the treatment will take place. The custom PRK procedure differs in that Dr. Schneider accesses the cornea’s inner layers by gently removing the thin outer layer of the cornea, called the epithelium. This layer of the cornea is then treated with the excimer laser. After your PRK procedure, Dr. Schneider will place a bandage contact lens on your eye which you will wear for several days to promote healing.
Visian™ Implantable Contact Lenses
Many individuals suffer with higher degrees of myopia or nearsightedness, hyperopia, or farsightedness and astigmatism which often require them to wear the thickest of lenses in their glasses, or rigid contact lenses, just to see well. Today’s new implantable contact lenses offer an advanced solution for patients who are not good candidates for LASIK. These lenses are compatible with the natural chemistry of the eye, have the added benefit of an ultraviolet blocker and are removable. The Visian ICL not only improves vision, but is also designed to improve clarity of vision.
Intacs are a corneal implant treatment option offered at TriCounty Eye Institute for patients with the eye condition known as keratoconus. Keratoconus is a progressive eye disease which usually appears in the late teen years or early 20’s and causes the cornea to begin to thin and become more domed shape. As the cornea thins and distortion increases, patients are no longer able to comfortably wear contact lenses or glasses.
Dr. Mark Schneider inserts the Intacs implant under the outer edge of the cornea to gently reshape the cornea, allowing light rays to properly focus on the retina. Once placed in your cornea, you cannot feel your implants. Intacs corneal implants are no more visible than contact lenses and no maintenance is required. Over 97% of patients who receive Intacs corneal implants achieve the goal of being able to get their driver’s license without the need for glasses or contact lenses, and greater than 50% are pleased to discover that their vision is better than 20/20.