At Mitchell Refractive Surgery and Eye Center, our expert eye doctors are dedicated to providing exceptional care tailored to meet the unique needs of each patient. From helping you achieve visual freedom through refractive surgery to providing routine eye care, we are committed to ensuring you receive the best care for your vision.
What is Comprehensive Ophthalmology?
Comprehensive ophthalmology is a medical specialty in which eye doctors focus on the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of eye conditions. At Mitchell Refractive Surgery and Eye Center, our comprehensive ophthalmologists are qualified to evaluate, diagnose, and manage all areas of eye health.
Routine eye exams are essential in detecting and managing eye conditions before they become more serious or cause greater vision loss. For this reason, it is important that you visit your eye doctor regularly to maintain crisp, clear vision.
Whether you need a routine eye exam or have a more complex eye condition, our comprehensive ophthalmologists are here to provide the care and support you need.
What are Cataracts?
Cataracts form as a natural part of the aging process within the eye. As you age, the proteins inside your eye’s natural lens begin to break down and clump together, causing it to become cloudy.
The clouding of the lens blocks light from reaching the retina at the back of the eye. When this happens, blurry vision and glare are the typical results.
At first, cataract symptoms may not be very noticeable and can often be managed with frequent prescription changes. However, your cataracts will worsen over time, eventually preventing you from performing your everyday tasks as usual.
Once your cataract symptoms begin to interfere with your daily routine, your eye doctor at Mitchell Refractive Surgery and Eye Center will recommend cataract surgery. Cataract surgery is a safe and effective way to restore your vision, and our cataract surgeon, Dr. Kubal, is very experienced in this procedure.
During cataract surgery, Dr. Kubal will remove your natural lens and replace it with an artificial lens, also known as an intraocular lens or IOL. At Mitchell Refractive Surgery and Eye Center, we offer a variety of IOLs and will help you determine which lens is best for you, depending on your visual goals, lifestyle, and budget.
There are even premium IOLs to choose from, like the Vivity and PanOptix lenses, which can allow you to experience less dependence on visual aids after cataract surgery. If you are experiencing cataract symptoms, it’s best to visit your eye doctor at Mitchell Refractive Surgery and Eye Center for a thorough evaluation.
Are You a Candidate for Cataract Surgery?
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What is LASIK?
LASIK is a very popular laser refractive procedure that can correct refractive errors like nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. The goal of LASIK is to allow you to live your life with less dependence on visual aids, so you can be more spontaneous and enjoy life without having to deal with the constraint of glasses and contact lenses.
At Mitchell Refractive Surgery and Eye Center, our LASIK surgeon, Dr. Mitchell, has extensive experience and training and uses some of the most advanced techniques and technology available to ensure you have the best visual outcome. During the LASIK procedure, Dr. Mitchell will begin by creating a flap on the surface of your cornea, which is the transparent dome at the front of your eye.
Next, he will reshape the deeper layers of your cornea to correct your natural refractive error. Once the reshaping is complete, he will reposition the corneal flap, which will heal naturally during your recovery.
LASIK is typically a very simple and quick procedure, and many people notice an improvement in their vision within a few days of the surgery. In order to schedule the LASIK procedure, you must first qualify as a candidate.
Good candidates for LASIK are people over eighteen with stable glasses prescriptions. It is also important that your eyes are healthy, you are not pregnant or breastfeeding, and that you have corneas that are adequately thick.
In order to determine if LASIK may be right for you, schedule a LASIK consultation at Mitchell Refractive Surgery and Eye Center in Boca Raton, Florida. If you are not a good candidate for LASIK, your eye doctor may recommend an alternate procedure like PRK.
Are You a Candidate for LASIK?
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What is PRK?
PRK, also known as Photorefractive Keratectomy, is another type of refractive surgery that uses a laser to reshape the cornea to correct refractive errors. At Mitchell Refractive Surgery and Eye Center, both Dr. Mitchell and Dr. Kubal are experienced in performing PRK.
During the PRK procedure, the thin outer layer of the cornea, known as the epithelium, is removed to expose the underlying corneal tissue. The laser is then used to reshape the cornea, allowing light to focus properly on the retina and improving vision, similar to LASIK. PRK is an excellent option for patients who are not eligible for LASIK due to thin corneas, dry eyes, or other factors. The procedure has a shorter recovery time than traditional LASIK, and many patients achieve excellent visual results.
Just like with LASIK, you must first qualify as a candidate for PRK before you can schedule the procedure. Good candidates for PRK are also over eighteen years old, have a stable prescription, and are not pregnant or breastfeeding.
If you are interested in PRK or would like to learn more about your refractive surgery options, please schedule a consultation with one of our experienced eye doctors at Mitchell Refractive Surgery and Eye Center.
Are you experiencing a change in vision or want to learn more about your refractive surgery options? Schedule an appointment at Mitchell Refractive Surgery and Eye Center in Boca Raton, FL, today!