Correcting refractive vision problems such as myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), astigmatism and presbyopia have advanced beyond eyeglasses and contacts. For example, laser (LASIK) surgery is now a safe and proven vision correction method for astigmatism, nearsightedness and farsightedness. Your Doctors Vision Center eye doctor will help you to understand your options and help to select the best vision corrective solution based on your needs. The following are common vision correction methods:
When it comes to eyewear, one size doesn’t fit all! Various lifestyles, occupations and activities require different types of frames and lenses. Matching your unique lifestyle needs with the appropriate eyewear will not only improve vision and protect your eyes, but also can enhance your look, performance and comfort.
Since the advent of hi-tech plastic eyeglass lenses and improved methods of eyeglass frame manufacturing, eyeglasses have become not only lighter and more comfortable, they are also a trendy fashion accessory. While fashion is important, the lens design and lens quality are critical to the quality and comfort of your vision. Your eye doctor will not only determine your best eyeglass prescription, but will design the lenses that best meet your individual needs, including sunglasses, work, sports, or hobby glasses.
Contact Lenses are a popular alternative to eyeglasses. Soft contact lenses have been improved to offer colored and special effect versions, bifocals, and daily disposable lenses — the safest and most convenient yet. Extended wear contact lenses can be worn for up to 30 consecutive days and nights without care. There are also daily contact lenses that offer a fresh start to each day. Check out our Contact Lens Center for savings on our doctor recommended contacts.
LASIK is the best-known refractive surgery, but there are now other alternatives as well. When looking into procedures, your local Doctors Vision Center optometrist can help you make the best choice in choosing not only the best alternative for you, but the most experienced surgeon as well. Your local Doctors Vision Center optometrist works with most of the top refractive specialists in your area.
Natural Lens Replacement, or refractive lensectomy (clear lens exchange), involves the removal of the natural lens within your eye and replaces it with an artificial lens, also called an intraocular lens (IOL). This allows your surgeon to provide you with a new lens that has improved focusing power, and thus can decrease your need for glasses or contact lenses even for reading. The procedure is essentially the same as cataract surgery and significantly decreases your dependence on prescription eye glasses, reading glasses or contact lenses.
Refractive Lens Implants are also known as a phakic IOL’s. In this procedure, the implanted lens is situated on top of the natural lens. It works by adding focusing power to your natural lens without replacing it. This procedure may be beneficial to those patients who are extremely nearsighted.