How is NearVision CK™ Performed?

NearVision CK™ is performed using a small probe, thinner than a strand of human hair, that releases radio waves. A topical anesthetic (eye drop) is used and a device called a "speculum” holds your eye open during the procedure.

Once your eye is numb and the speculum is in place, a probe is applied in a circular pattern on the outer cornea . By only treating the periphery of the cornea any interference with your line of sight is minimized.

When the probe is in place, radiofrequency energy is applied shrinking small areas of collagen. This circular shrinkage pattern creates a constrictive band (like the tightening of a belt), increasing the overall curvature of the cornea .

Most patients only require the procedure in their non-dominant eye (this is determined at the consultation with the technician), which takes only minutes and is done in our on-site surgical suite by Dr. Brierley.