Laser Vision Correction
Your eyes and your vision are as unique to you as your fingerprints. LASIK (Laser Assisted in Situ Keratomileusis) and other laser correction procedures allow for custom correction for your specific visual needs. Without a thorough examination, it is difficult to determine if vision correction surgery can benefit you. Laser Vision Correction is a rapidly evolving field and recent advances have made it possible to correct problems that couldn’t be fixed just a few years ago.
Nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia) and astigmatism are most often treated with the excimer laser (LASIK, ASA or PRK). Patients should be at least 18 years of age, have healthy eyes, had no significant changes in their vision within the past year. New options for treating the loss of near vision that occurs with age (presbyopia) are also available.
At Eye Physicians of Northampton, Dr. Shatz emphasizes an individualized approach to laser vision correction and will meet personally with all candidates interested in laser vision correction. He is glad to meet with you at our Amherst or Florence office to discuss your options and tailor your vision correction procedure to meet your specific visual needs.