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Nearvision CK

How to Solve the Near Vision Problem

NearVision CK®
(Conductive Keratoplasty)

NearVision CK® also known as Conductive Keratoplasty is a promising option for patients with farsightedness or presbyopia. This is a revolutionary vision correction procedure that uses radio-frequency (RF) waves instead of a laser to reshape the curvature of your eye. By changing the way your cornea directs light to the rest of your eye CK effectively treats the conditions known as hyperopia or presbyopia. CK involves no cutting of the eye whatsoever.

This new NearVision CK® procedure uses very accurate pulses of radio-frequency waves to reshape and steepen corneal tissue centrally, resulting in improved vision, especially for reading. Radio frequency is one of the modern medical world’s most advanced surgical technologies. It is routinely used in other procedures such as prostate cancer therapy, orthopedic surgery, and cardiovascular procedures.

The Procedure: NearVision CK®

The NearVison CK® procedure is performed using a small probe, thinner than a strand of human hair, that releases radio-frequency (RF) energy. Instead of a scalpel or a laser, CK releases radio-frequency energy through a probe as thin as a strand of human hair, without cutting or removing tissue. The entire NearVision CK®. Procedure takes about five minutes to complete. After application of a topical anesthetic, radio-frequency energy is applied in a circular pattern to shrink small areas of corneal tissue. This circular shrinkage pattern creates a constrictive band (like the tightening of a belt), increasing the overall curvature of the cornea. The result is somewhat like wearing a bifocal contact lens.

Chart Illustrating the Conductive Keratoplasty (NearVision CK) Process

What to expect on the day of CK your procedure?

The entire CK procedure takes about five minutes, and most patients report immediate positive results after NearVision CK®. After this type of eye surgery, there may be some mild discomfort, which can be alleviated with drops. Shortly after having the NearVision CK® procedure patients will have better ability to focus on near objects without any drastic effect on distance vision. Patients should be advised that that complete vision correction may take several weeks to manifest itself.

Candidates for NearVision CK®

Texas Eye Institute will be very careful when selecting patients for this procedure. We welcome you to contact us for the candidacy specifications. Not everyone is a candidate for NearVision CK®. Your vision correction specialist will conduct a series of diagnostic tests to determine if CK could help. NearVision CK® candidates are typically:

Five Convenient Locations

Find a Texas Eye Institute Near You

Texas Eye Institute is proud to provide five convenient locations for your eye care needs. Visit one of our convenient locations in Angleton, Sugarland, Southwest Houston, Katy, or Southeast Houston to see why the Texas Eye Institute is the best choice to care for your vision. Need LASIK in Houston? What about a comprehensive eye exam in Sugarland? See our locations page to find our practice nearest you!

Southwest Houston Office Texas Eye Institute

Southwest Houston

7710 Beechnut
Suite 100
Houston, TX 77074
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Southeast Houston Office Texas Eye Institute

Southeast Houston

Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital Medical Plaza 1
11914 Astoria Blvd
Suite 680
Houston, TX 77089
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Angleton Office Texas Eye Institute


146 East Hospital Dr
Suite 210
Angleton, TX 77515
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Katy Office Texas Eye Institute


Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital Medical Plaza 2
23960 Katy Freeway
Plaza 2, Ste 210
Katy, TX 77494
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Sugar Land Office Texas Eye Institute

Sugar Land

4977 Sweetwater Blvd
Sugar Land, TX 77479
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