Your solution may be a LASIK alternative, like PRK/ASA
If LASIK is not an option for you, photorefractive keratectomy/advanced surface ablation (PRK/ASA) may be an option for vision correction. Using an Excimer laser, your doctor will remove the epithelium – the protective surface layer – of your cornea. Then, using cool laser technology, your doctor reshapes your cornea. A soft contact lens protects your eye as it heals for about a week, with full recovery in two or three weeks. You may experience mild to marked discomfort and blurry vision at first. You’ll experience most of your vision improvement in the first month, with some additional improvement over the course of a year. PRK/ASA results do take longer than LASIK thanks to slower healing.
"I has surgery because I was playing a college sport. It was difficult to maintain contact lenses, and glasses were not an option. I was apprehensive about surgery, but the staff and Dr. Endl were great throughout the whole process. My vision is fabulous and I would do surgery again in a heartbeat! I liked it so much that now I work here!"
"I had refractive surgery because I could not wear contact lenses anymore due to dry eyes, and was frustrated with glasses. I would definitely recommend it to others, and I have! Every spring, I notice how sharp the leaves on trees are, and it’s great not having to deal with glasses or contact lenses in the hot summer. It’s one less thing to have to deal with in the morning!"