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Refractive Lens Surgery Specialist

Janelle L. Davison, OD -  - Comprehensive Eye Care

Brilliant Eyes Vision Center

Janelle L. Davison, OD

Comprehensive Eye Care & Dry Eye and Aesthetic Specialist located in Shops at Belmont, Smyrna, GA

Refractive lens surgery can help correct your vision and is among the many effective treatments available from Janelle Davison, OD, and her team at Brilliant Eyes Vision Center in Smyrna, Georgia. If you’re tired of struggling with vision problems and are looking for a lasting solution, call Brilliant Eyes Vision Center to book an appointment. Online scheduling is also available, and allows you to book from the comfort of home, any time of day or night.

Refractive Lens Surgery Q & A

What are refractive errors?

There are four primary types of refractive “errors,” meaning the shape of your eye doesn’t bend light effectively. 

Nearsightedness

This error makes it hard to see far away objects clearly

Farsightedness

This error makes it hard to see nearby objects clearly

Astigmatism

This error can make it hard to see both far away and nearby objects clearly. 

Presbyopia

This error is common in adults at or above middle age. It affects clear vision of nearby objects.

One of the most important reasons to come in for routine eye exams is the ability to detect refractive errors as early as possible. From that point, Dr. Davison can advise you on treatment options, including corrective eyewear and surgical solutions. 

What types of refractive eye surgery are available?

When it comes to surgical treatments, there are two main treatment options. 

Refractive lens exchange

This procedure replaces your natural eye lens with an artificial lens. The process is similar to the surgery used to treat cataracts, except the natural lens is not clouded. There are several options for your replacement lens, and Dr. Davison will help you make the right choice for your needs. 

LASIK

Laser in-situ keratomileusis, or LASIK, is a popular surgical option for treating refractive errors. The process works by reshaping your cornea, which is the clear portion of the front of your eye. Improving the shape of your cornea helps light focus properly on your retina, which is in the back portion of your eye. 

Some people are better suited for one approach over the other. Dr. Davison will assess your vision and explain the pros and cons of each available approach. 

What are some advantages of LASIK?

LASIK surgery has a long history of being a safe and effective approach. In use for more than 25 years, LASIK has a success rate of nearly 96%. 

Some additional benefits of LASIK include:

  • Little to no pain
  • No bandages or stitches
  • Ability to adjust results at a later date
  • Probable reduction in need for corrective eyeglasses or contacts

As with any surgery, there are also risks associated with LASIK. During your consultation, you’ll learn more about which refractive lens surgery options are best suited for your needs. LASIKPlus is an option that uses a laser to access the inner portions of the eye and requires no blades.   

Dr. Davison works closely with a colleague, Dr. Eugene Smith, to offer the very latest in LASIK procedures and management.