See to Win: Custom PRK, ASA, and LASIK for Active People By on August 04, 2010

Wherever you live, whether in the sunny Caribbean or near the snow-peaked Rocky Mountains, there’s a good chance that outdoor activities make up a substantial part of your active lifestyle. From sightseeing and nature photography to sailing, skiing, and mountain biking, there is one thing essential to fully enjoying the great outdoors: clear, crisp vision. While glasses and contact lenses can help people see more clearly, they can also be burdensome when participating in certain activities – just ask any swimmer.

For active people who enjoy the outdoors but have less-than-perfect vision, the ideal solution may be custom PRK, custom advanced surface ablation (ASA), or custom LASIK. At the St. Thomas and St. Croix offices of the Laser Vision Institute of the Virgin Islands, customized laser vision correction allows for the correction not only of farsightedness, nearsightedness, and astigmatism, but also of higher order aberrations. These higher order aberrations – minute flaws in the shape of the cornea that impair visual acuity – can be the difference between simply seeing everything around you and truly experiencing it in all its glorious detail. Imagine exploring the stunning ocean life off the coast of the Virgin Islands without any blurring, glare, or depth perception problems. With custom PRK, Advanced ASA, or custom LASIK, this sort of vision is possible.

People who participate in outdoor sports such as tennis, golf, and soccer can also benefit greatly from custom laser vision correction. Sports that rely on hand-eye coordination require split-second timing; the better one’s vision, the better this timing will be.

To learn more about custom vision correction, or to learn about the benefits of advanced surface ablation, contact Dr. Byron Biscoe, serving the U.S. and British Virgin Islands and all of the Caribbean.

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