Alan Leahey, MD
Get clear, sharp vision with LASIK/PRK.
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Dr. Alan Leahey is a partner in the most comprehensive ophthalmology group in the entire Lehigh Valley. Eight ophthalmologists and one optometrist make up Lehigh Valley Eye Center. Dr. Leahey has been practicing ophthalmology in Allentown, Pennsylvania since 1992. He is former Associate Chief of Ophthalmology at Lehigh Valley Hospital and a clinical associate in ophthalmology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.
Laser vision correction has been available in the Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton area since 1996 for myopia (nearsightedness) and now the excimer laser can correct astigmatism and hyperopia (farsightedness). Two common procedures performed with the excimer laser are LASIK and PRK.
LASIK/Nearsightedness To treat nearsightedness, the cornea must be made flatter. This is accomplished by removing tissue from the center of the cornea
LASIK/Farsightedness To treat farsightedness, the central cornea must be made steeper. This is accomplished by directing the laser beam to remove tissue from around this area.
LASIK/Astigmatism To treat astigmatism, the cornea must be made more spherical. By changing the pattern of the beam, tissue is removed in one direction more than the other.
The Excimer Laser reshapes the cornea to possibly reduce or eliminate the need for glasses or contact lenses in cases of myopia (nearsightedness) or hyperopia (farsightedness) and astigmatism. The curvature of the eye must be reshaped. There are two ways it can be accomplished with the laser, on the surface with PRK (Photo Refractive Keratectomy) or beneath the surface with LASIK.
Do you suffer from Dry Eye?
Dr. Leahey uses the latest diagnostic and surgical equipment to provide excellence in dry eyecare at our offices and at Valley Eye Surgical Center.
Fluctuating vision, red tired eyes, burning, irritation, light sensitivity, excessive tearing, red swollen lids can all be indicative of dry eye syndrome.
There are numerous options for treating dry eyes including drops and oral medications. For patients with evaporative dry eye or meibomian gland dysfunction, there is a new FDA approved procedure done in the office to help with dry eye disease.
Dr. Leahey has been practicing ophthalmology in Allentown, Pennsylvania since 1992. He is former Associate Chief of Ophthalmology at Lehigh Valley Hospital and a clinical associate in ophthalmology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Leahey is certified on both the Summit and VISX excimer laser systems and with the Hansatome microkeratomes.
Dr. Leahey is a partner in the most comprehensive ophthalmology group in the entire Lehigh Valley. Eight ophthalmologists and one optometrist make up Lehigh Valley Eye Center. General Ophthalmology, Cornea and Refractive surgery, Retina, Pediatric Ophthalmology, Glaucoma, Oculoplastics and contact lenses are all covered by trained specialists. There is also a large optical shop with a lab on the premises and four opticians.
Dr. Leahey does all of his refractive laser procedures (LASIK, Custom Vue LASIK or PRK) at the Laser Center near RT. 22 in Bethlehem, PA. This is only 1 hour and 45 minutes from New York City and 1 hour from Philadelphia.
The center is conveniently located 2 minutes from Lehigh Valley International Airport. Dr. Leahey uses the VISX S4 laser with active tracking that can treat from +6.00 to -14.50 diopters of refractive error and up to 5 diopters of astigmatism. Dr. Leahey also uses the VISX Wavescan unit in his office to plan Custom Vue LASIK treatments on the VISX S4 excimer laser.
W.O.W... seeing for the first time in my life is unbelievable! LASIK surgery was simple, painless and effective. I had alot confidence in Dr. Leahey and he performed his skills with ease and confidence. Having my wife, Liz, accompanying me and seeing her first after the procedure was awesome! Thanks to everyone involved.-Dan. Allentown PA, LASIK Patient
- Alan Leahey, MD is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology
- Laser vision correction has been performed world-wide on over 10 million eyes since 1987
Some of our most asked about procedures: Cataract Surgery, CK - Conductive Keratoplasty, LASIK Eye Surgery, PRK (Photorefractive Keratectomy), CustomVue™ Visx LASIK