Refractive Surgery

LASIK is the most common and most popular form of refractive laser eye surgery. LASIK is an outpatient procedure used to correct myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism. With LASIK, an ophthalmologist uses a microsurgical instrument and a laser to reshape the cornea. The cornea is the clear outer structure of the eye. Recently, advances have allowed the procedure to be entirely done with a laser alone. The laser treatment is done in an extremely precise fashion to either flatten the surface of a myopic eye, steepen the surface of a hyperopic eye, or smooth out the surface of an astigmatic eye.

The procedure is generally quite successful in reducing or eliminating prescription glasses or contact lenses for the majority of patients. LASIK, however, is not for everyone, and it is necessary for your ophthalmologist to determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure.

It is important that people considering LASIK have realistic expectations. LASIK allows most people to perform most of their daily tasks without corrective lenses. However, people looking for perfect vision after the procedure, run the risk of being disappointed. Over 90% of people see between 20/20 and 20/40 without glasses or contact lenses. If vision is undercorrected after the procedure, you may be a candidate for an enhancement, which can further refine the results.

Our practice works in conjunction with Kremer Laser Eye Center. All of the preoperative and postoperative treatments and follow-ups are done in our Ridley Park office, with only the actual procedure being done at the Kremer facilities in King of Prussia or Wilmington.

Starer-Rizzo-Ruffini Ophthalmic Associates

We strive to provide our patients with the highest quality total eye care available: We offer complete ocular diagnostics and treatments, complete surgical eye care, in-office laser equipment to treat retinal disorders and glaucoma, complete contact lens services, and an optical boutique.

Starer-Rizzo-Ruffini Ophthalmic Associates, P.C.
Baldwin Tower
1510 Chester Pike
Eddystone, PA 19022
Telephone 610-521-2111 • Fax 610-521-3048

Our office hours for patients are:

  • As of 4/8/2020: Only open for emergencies

Our optical shop hours are:

  • As of 4/8/2020: Only open for emergencies
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