LASIK is an excellent option for many people, but if you are not a candidate for LASIK, there are several other ways to correct your vision. At Kugler Vision, our goal is for our patients to live a life free from the barriers of glasses and contact lenses.
What is ASA?
Advanced Surface Ablation (ASA), also called Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK), uses an Excimer Laser to reshape the cornea and correct vision. In this way ASA is similar to LASIK. The key difference between ASA and LASIK, is that no corneal flap is required with ASA. Instead, the epithelium (the tissue covering the front of the cornea) is gently removed and the laser is applied to the outer surface. Like LASIK, ASA is a refractive procedure that corrects nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.
ASA was the first procedure to use the Excimer Laser, and was developed several years before LASIK. It has a long, established history proving it to be safe and effective. ASA is an excellent alternative to LASIK and commonly performed particularly for patients who are found to not be LASIK candidates for a variety of reasons, such as having thin corneas.
The ASA procedure is effective, safe, and has an extremely high patient satisfaction rate. ASA typically has a longer recovery time than LASIK, lasting approximately 48-72 hours after surgery on average. In contrast, the average LASIK recovery time is about 24 hours. This slightly longer ASA recovery period is due to the need for the epithelial cells to regenerate over the surface of the eye. Although the procedure is different from LASIK, the outcome is the same – improved vision for a life without barriers!
ASA is Affordable
Finances should never be a barrier to achieving your vision goals. We offer a variety of convenient payment plans and financing options that make vision correction affordable on almost any budget.
- You’ll pay no interest when your balance is paid in full within 24 months. **With our 24 month affordable payment plan, amazing vision has never been more attainable!
- Many of our patients take advantage of their Tax-Free Flex Spending Accounts or Health Care Savings Accounts to make the procedure even more affordable.
- We provide our patients with an excellent financing option, Alphaeon Credit payment plan, which is easy to apply for. Simply click the button below to be redirected to the application page.
- ** Terms and conditions apply. For important information about 24 month financing, please visit our Financing Terms and Conditions page.