For patients in Columbia, SC in need of laser vision correction, like Lasik, Advanced Surface Treatment (AST) can be an excellent option. Some patients who weren’t good candidates for Lasik can achieve great results with AST. Because the cornea is reshaped by removing a tiny layer of tissue, there is no need for a flap. The light rays can focus on the retina perfectly, which dramatically improves vision.
Advanced Surface Treatment procedures may not be the best option for every patient. As with all procedures, discussing your concerns and treatment goals with your eye doctor is critical in planning any next steps in vision care.