to the Laser Refractive Surgery Department of Tri-County Eye
Physicians and Surgeons. Laser vision correction is a tremendous
technology that can be utilized to significantly reduce your
dependence on glasses and contact lenses. In the past, RK
(radial keratotomy), ALK (automated lamellar keratoplasty)
and AK (astigmatic keratotomy), were the standard surgical
techniques utilized to help patients achieve spectacle independence.
In the 21st century LASIK, laser assisted in-situ keratomileusis,
and other photorefractive procedures including PRK (photorefractive
keratotomy), Lasek (epiK), PTK ( photo therapeutic keratectomy),
and CK (conductive keratoplasty) are the major techniques
used to correct a broad spectrum of refractive problems including
nearsightedness (myopia) farsightedness (hyperopia), and astigmatism
along with corneal scarring that is imparing vision.
Dr. Richard L. Tax,
MD, A Wills Eye Hospital trained surgeon, has been performng
refractive surgery and cataract surgery for over 25 years.
With offices in Southampton and New Britain, Bucks County,
PA as well as performing his procedures in the start of the
art laser facility at TLC laser center in Plymouth Meeting,
PA patients from all over Philadelphia can easily be seen
in consultation. Not only does Dr. Tax operate at TLC, he
serves as the medical director of the TLC laser center as
well. TLC Laser Vision Centers has over 60 locations throughout
the United States providing advanced laser vision correction
including Custom Wavefront treatment for hundreds of thousands
Laser Vision Correction is an innovative treatment option
for elimination of dependence on spectacle correction. Once
beyond the reach of technology, if not the imagination itself,
elective refractive surgery is becoming the routine standard
of care. Indeed, for properly selected individuals whose motivation
is strong and genuine, this treatment modality represents
just such a breakthrough in ophthalmology.