CK (Conductive Keratoplasty)

CK (Conductive Keratoplasty) 2017-04-20T02:10:23+00:00

CK (Conductive Keratoplasty)

Imagine turning back the clock on your vision to a time when you could read a menu or work on a computer without the hassle of reading glasses. Now you can with conductive keratoplasty (CK), an FDA-approved technology designed to improve near vision.

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When we turn 40, our eyes begin losing their ability to easily focus on near objects, a problem that can be the result of two different conditions, presbyopia (when the lens in the eye loses flexibility because of age) or hyperopia (farsightedness). CK is a revolutionary vision correction process to correct both presbyopia and hyperopia.

CK allows your ophthalmologist to correct your vision without lasers or cutting. The procedure, which lasts approximately three minutes per eye and is virtually painless, utilizes radio frequency energy to permanently alter the shape of the cornea.

During the procedure, energy is focused through a small wand that is pressed up against the wall of the eye. This causes the area to tighten and the cornea to steepen, allowing for advanced focusing power and an improvement in near vision.

CK is intended for people over 40 years of age who want to improve their near vision. If you are over the age of 40, had great vision most of your life, and now struggle with reading glasses, you may be an excellent candidate for CK.

For more information about CK or to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Kaufman or Payne, please contact the specialists at North Georgia Eye Clinic today.