Tired of reading glasses? – New radio wave technology provides an alternative to LASIK.

Author: TLC Laser Eye Centers

August 1, 2011

There are 60 million Americans with farsightedness. Farsightedness is most predominant among Baby Boomers, many of whom view reading glasses as a sign of aging. Symptoms of farsightedness include: difficulty reading menus, computer screens, the alarm clock, or driving at night eye fatigue when reading in poor lighting or at the end of the day trouble changing focus from distance to near constantly repositioning reading material in an attempt to find the right focus.

Conductive Keratoplasty (CK) is the first non-laser procedure for farsightedness. CK uses the controlled release of radiofrequency (RF) energy, instead of a laser or scalpel to reshape the cornea. Because CK is performed without the cutting or removal of tissue, it meets the needs of the risk-adverse laser vision correction patient who’s been waiting for an alternative to LASIK for farsightedness. For years, the farsighted patient has been left behind as vision correction procedures progressed: RK, PRK, and even LASIK initially were all treatments solely for the nearsighted. CK is one of the first laser vision correction procedures designed specifically for farsightedness.