What Is Refractive Surgery?
The cornea and lens of the eye refract and direct light to the retina, which is located in the back of the eye. Light impulses then propagate through the optic nerve and to the brain to interpret what you see. When the cornea is irregularly shaped, light does not refract (bend) properly, leading to a blurry or distorted image. Refractive conditions, such as nearsightedness (myopia) and farsightedness (hyperopia), are common among people of all ages and are often addressed with corrective lenses. In some cases, however, refractive surgery in Delray Beach, FL may be desired to improve vision and reduce an individual's reliance on eyeglasses or contact lenses.
As a full-service ophthalmology center, Rothchild Eye Institute offers refractive surgery in Delray Beach, FL to treat refractive errors and improve vision for our patients. Refractive surgery is a collection of procedures performed by our board-certified ophthalmologists to reshape the cornea (front portion of the eye) or to insert an artificial lens within the eye. This approach can reduce blurry vision and other symptoms, and sharpen the eye's ability to focus. If myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism, or presbyopia (age-related vision loss) is affecting your vision and quality of life, please schedule a visit at our Delray Beach, FL eye center to learn more about vision correction with refractive surgery.
Refractive Surgery Reviews
"Thank you for my second fabulous cataract surgery I am so excited to not wear contacts or glasses Thank you Dr Rothchild for being the BEST!!!"- A.S. / Google / Mar 03, 2020
"I was very satisfied. Everyone was very courteous and the technician and then the doctor were very informative. I am moving ahead with the cataract surgery,"- F.S. / Google / Jan 03, 2021
"My semiannual checkup: a short wait in a comfortable area followed by an expertly delivered set of tests and measurements that found that my eyes were in great shape four years after the cataract surgery that Dr. Rothchild performed in the adjoining operation theater. Thank you, doctor and staff."- R.T. / Google / Mar 03, 2020
"Everyone was professional and courteous. Face mask were worn by all staff. All patient were required to wear masks and gloves. Waiting room spacing was good. All test equipment was wiped down prior to being used for my exam. Recommended cataract surgery was explained with all options and associated out of pocket cost. My only complaint would be the 30 minute wait from my appointment time."- S.J. / Google / Jul 03, 2020
"I had cataract surgery In both eyes and everything excellent and staff and Dr are very good"- V.L. / Google / May 12, 2022
How Is Refractive Surgery Performed?
During your consultation at Rothchild Eye Institute, our eye surgeons will conduct corneal mapping to determine the most appropriate refractive surgery approach for your vision needs. In general, refractive surgery in Delray Beach, FL is performed on an outpatient basis and are a relatively quick process. After placing numbing drops in your eyes, our refractive specialists will use a laser or other state-of-the-art techniques to make small incisions in the cornea and modify its curvature as needed to enhance your vision and your eye's focusing power. Once your refractive surgery is complete, post-treatment eye drops may be prescribed and aftercare instructions will be reviewed by our team. Recovery times may vary according to the type of procedure performed.
Refractive Surgery FAQ
How long does it take to recover from refractive surgery?
Recovery from refractive surgery in Delray Beach, FL, is generally very quick. Depending on the type of procedure performed and your overall health, it may take 1 – 3 days to recover from your refractive surgery in Delray Beach, FL. Your surgical team at Rothchild Eye Institute will monitor your healing progress through a series of follow-up appointments.
Is refractive surgery painful?
Your eyes are typically numbed before any refractive surgery is performed in order to ensure you experience little to no discomfort. Please alert your surgical team if you feel anything beyond a sensation of pressure on your eye.
Is refractive surgery safe?
All surgeries carry some risks. Our skilled eye surgeons in Delray Beach, FL, have extensive experience performing refractive eye surgery, and complications are rare. Before your procedure, you can discuss all the potential risks and benefits of the surgery so that you can make an informed decision about what is best for your quality of life.
Will my insurance pay for refractive surgery?
It is rare for insurance to pay for refractive eye surgery. Please contact your insurance company to understand your benefits. While coverage by insurance is rare, it is important to note that refractive eye surgeries are HSA and FSA-eligible. Contact your administrator for your HSA or FSA benefits to learn more.
Shaper, Clearer Vision
When it comes to your eyesight, visiting an experienced ophthalmologist can offer optimal results for your vision and quality of life. The eye surgeons at Rothchild Eye Institute in Delray Beach, FL are exceptionally skilled in refractive surgeries and can help you choose the ideal solution for vision correction. Please contact our friendly team today to schedule an appointment or to learn more about the insurance and financing plans we accept.