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Procedures 2018-01-09T11:11:20+00:00

LASIK Plus All 6 LASIK Alternatives in St. Louis

There are over seven billion humans on earth. Every single one of them has their own unique pair of eyes. It is because of this that there are various LASIK alternatives to help every person gain visual freedom, or crisp, clear vision free from glasses and contact lenses. That is why we at Brinton Vision specialize in LASIK in St. Louis, plus all six of its modern alternatives – SMILE, Visian ICL, PRK, Raindrop Inlay, Kamra Inlay, and RLE. Specializing allows us to be sure we are providing the best-proven technology and personalized treatments to help the people of St. Louis achieve their visual freedom.

Dr. Brinton, along with his personally-trained, expert staff, guides each patient through our Brinton Vision Ocular Analysis. It is among the most advanced and thorough eye analyses available anywhere in the world.

St. Louis LASIK and LASIK Alternatives

Dr. Brinton personally believes that investing extra time and effort into this analysis is a crucial part of identifying whether or not you are truly an excellent candidate for laser vision correction. After we have a fully detailed assessment of your eyes, Dr. Brinton will personally sit down with you and go over all of your results. He then uses the information to determine which of the advanced laser vision correction procedures are right for you and creates a personalized vision plan.

So how do you find the best LASIK surgeon in St. Louis? Reach out to our patient care team at 314.375.2020 or schedule an appointment online – with no obligation to proceed with treatment.

SBK – Advanced LASIK

Sub-Bowman’s Keratomileusis (SBK) is a modern and advanced LASIK alternative. SBK is individually customized to each eye using only bladeless technology. It offers a rapid recovery with incredibly accurate results. In fact, vision improvement is almost instantaneous following the procedure, and most patients return to work within 24 hours. Like all of our LASIK procedures in St. Louis, SBK typically takes less than 15 minutes to treat both eyes.

How do you find the best LASIK surgeon in St. Louis? Start by reaching out to our patient care team at 314.375.2020, or schedule an appointment online – with no obligation to proceed with treatment. Learn more about SBK LASIK.

Small Incision Lenticule Extraction (SMILE or ReLex SMILE) is a single step and minimally invasive version of LASIK in St. Louis. With little disruption of the natural state of the cornea, SMILE typically results in less inflammation and reduces or eliminates dryness of the eye after the procedure. Because SMILE uses only a single laser and has a faster treatment time with more comfort, some refer to SMILE as the next generation of LASIK alternatives.

So how do you find the best LASIK surgeon in St. Louis? Start by reaching out to our patient care team at 314.375.2020, or schedule an appointment online – with no obligation to proceed with treatment. Learn More about SMILE.

ICL

Implantable Collamer Lenses (ICLs), sometimes called implantable contact lenses, are a removable microlenses implanted in patients with moderate to high nearsightedness and those with thinner corneas. Each microlens is comprised primarily of collagen and water and is in sync with the body’s natural chemistry. The lens is gently placed behind the iris (the colored part of your eye) and is not noticeable without a microscope. Because no tissue is removed during the ICL procedure, and because it has a large treatment range, ICL allows patients who have been told they are not candidates for laser vision correction in the past to now gain visual freedom. ICL lenses require no maintenance and can remain in the eye for the patient’s lifetime.

So how do you find the best LASIK surgeon in St. Louis? Start by reaching out to our patient care team at 314.375.2020 or schedule an appointment online – with no obligation to proceed with treatment. Learn more about Visian ICL.

Inlays

At Brinton Vision, we offer multiple LASIK alternatives in St. Louis, including corneal inlay options, for our patients over 40 who want to improve their reading vision. Inlays are an incredible advancement in refractive surgery technology because they can eliminate the need for reading glasses.

Raindrop Near Vision Inlay

Raindrop Near Vision inlay is a microscopic lens about the size of a pinhead and thinner than a human hair that rests under the surface of the eye. The Raindrop Inlay is approximately 80% water, making it in sync with your natural body chemistry. It corrects reading vision by gently changing the shape of the cornea.  For more information, visit the Brinton Vision Raindrop  page.

Kamra Inlay

Kamra inlay is a mini-ring with a small pinhole in the center that rests beneath the surface of the eye. It is extremely thin and smaller than an average contact lens. The KAMRA inlay uses its donut-like design to block out unfocused light while still allowing focused light to enter the eye, much like a camera aperture.

So how do you find the best LASIK surgeon in St. Louis. It all begins with a comprehensive Brinton Vision Ocular Analysis. Call our patient care team at 314.375.2020 or schedule an appointment online – with no obligation to proceed with treatment.

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RLE

Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE) is an increasingly popular LASIK alternative for patients over 50 suffering from dysfunctional lens syndrome (DLS). DLS is the natural aging of the eye’s inner lens which causes a decrease in visual clarity and an increase in difficulty reading up close or in low-light situations. During the RLE procedure, the aging lens is replaced with a new lens that typically gives patients the ability to see up close and far away with both eyes. RLE is a permanent solution, and not only does it allow patients to see life more clearly, but it also means they will never have to worry about losing their vision to cataracts. So long as the eye remains healthy, patients can expect long-term visual freedom.

So how do you find the best LASIK surgeon in St. Louis? Reach out to speak with our patient care team at 314.375.2020 or schedule an appointment online for a comprehensive Brinton Vision Ocular Analysis – with no obligation to proceed with treatment.

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