NearVisionSM CK Surgery – Conductive Keratoplasty
At Teplick Custom Vision, we are pleased to offer the option of CK surgery to Portland, Albany, Bend, Salem, Beaverton, Vancouver, and other Oregon and Southern Washington residents. NearVisionSM CK surgery, or Conductive Keratoplasty, is a relatively new but fully FDA-approved procedure designed to treat presbyopia, the normal aging condition which affects our ability to see up close after about age 40. As we age, the natural human lens becomes less flexible, and ultimately we begin to need reading glasses or bifocals for near vision tasks.
Unlike LASIK vision correction, CK surgery at our four Oregon offices uses radio waves to change the shape of the cornea. When applied to the cornea, these radio waves result in a steepening of the corneal curvature. CK surgery strengthens the focusing of the eye and recovers some of the near vision loss that has occurred naturally over time. By varying the location and amount of the radio wave applications, we can customize the result of CK surgery for your individual needs.
The ideal candidate for NearVision CK surgery is:
- Over 40 years old
- Has relatively good distance vision
- Is tired of dependence on reading glasses
- Has otherwise healthy eyes
The actual CK surgery is extremely short and entirely painless. Patients often see immediate improvement, although there can be fluctuations for a few weeks or more. You may return to full activities the very next day.
Click here to visit myclearvision.com to learn more about CK surgery. Oregon doctor Stanley Teplick can determine if you are an ideal candidate during your initial consultation at his Bend, Beaverton, Salem, or Albany office.
Because the procedure is minimally invasive, risks are low and no significant visual side effects have been reported. For more information about CK surgery, Portland, Bend, Salem, Albany, Beaverton, Vancouver, and other Oregon and Southern Washington residents should contact us today to schedule an eye surgery consultation with Dr. Teplick.