Did you know that approximately 700,000 LASIK eye procedures are performed each year? That’s A LOT of laser eye surgery! Not only does it make up 96% of all refractive eye surgeries, but LASIK is also one of the most common surgeries in general. LASIK stands for Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis, with the Greek word “keratomileusis” literally meaning “cornea” and “to carve.”
LASIK surgery is a great solution for people who suffer from nearsightedness or astigmatism.
When it comes to selecting a LASIK surgeon, it’s important to choose a reputable practice that provides full-scope care. From your initial refractive consultation to your post-operative treatment plan, Premier Eye Care Group (PECG) is the #1 choice when it comes to LASIK eye surgery in the Harrisburg, PA and Camp Hill, PA regions.
You may be tempted by local providers who offer discounted LASIK procedures and other types of refractive eye surgeries for cheap prices. While that may sound great initially, there could be hidden dangers associated with selecting less-experienced practices.
What is LASIK & Why Should I Consider It?
During this procedure, ophthalmologists use pulses of laser energy to precisely reshape and alter the curvature of corneas. A tiny amount of corneal tissue is removed with each pulse of the laser beam, allowing the curve of the cornea to flatten or make it steeper. Most times, a flap is created in the cornea before reshaping it, allowing it to raise up. The LASIK eye surgery procedure allows light to focus onto the retina, which greatly improves people’s vision.
LASIK surgery has a very predictable healing response and on average, over 95% of people are very pleased with their outcome. Most patients even have their driving vision back within 24 hours of treatment and 90% of patients end up with 20/20 vision (or better) after the LASIK procedure. While less than 5% of people may experience dry eyes and temporary visual disturbances after LASIK surgery, you can greatly reduce your risk of complications if you choose an experienced eye surgeon.
LASIK Eye Surgery – Experience Matters!
Just as you select a good-fit dentist to care for your “chompers” and an experienced heart doctor to keep your “ticker ticking,” it’s important to find a skilled ophthalmologist who specializes in LASIK eye surgery. You are quite literally trusting your eyes (and therefore vision) to this person.
Here at PECG, we only trust the most skilled eye physicians to treat our patients, like Dr. Geoffrey Brent.
Dr. Brent is a Board-Certified Ophthalmologist and has been part of our PECG practice since the late 90s. He earned his credentials from Lafayette College, Temple University and Cleveland Clinic Foundation and specializes in a variety of surgical eye procedures, including refractive eye surgeries (such as LASIK).
One of Dr. Brent’s patients who received LASIK eye surgery left this Google review expressing her deep gratitude for the dedicated refractive eye surgery team at PECG:
“The surgery staff, main office staff, and Dr. Brent could not have been better at their jobs and in calming and comforting me in a very stressful experience.” – Margaret Billman
Excellent LASIK Eye Surgery Center in Harrisburg & Camp Hill, PA
When it comes to trusting someone to care for your eyes, you can feel confident selecting Premier Eye Care Group (in both Camp Hill, PA and Harrisburg, PA locations) to take good care of you. With Dr. Brent’s experience comes knowledge, an inclusive understanding of the structure of the eye and mastery of the fine details of a LASIK procedure. Our Ophthalmology Surgery Center is state-of-the-art and offers a variety of refractive eye surgeries based on your specific vision needs, including LASIK.
In addition to our surgical procedures, PECG, offers a variety of other routine eye care services.
Give Lynda, our refractive coordinator for Premier Eye Care Group, a call today to set up your refractive eye consultation and answer all of your LASIK questions. Please contact us today at (717) 232-0843 for all of your eye care needs.