Windows to the World

Vision is often hailed as our “Windows to the World”.  In every sense of the metaphor, this is absolutely true.  So when considering your options for Vision Correction surgery, both you and your surgeon will be thinking about solutions for a lifetime.

Understanding no single Vision Correction procedure corrects for a lifetime of Visual Growth, understand what options are available at each “Stage” of Visual Growth will guide your decision.

Vision Correction Solutions

What is Refractive Surgery?

Refractive Surgery is the surgical correction of nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), presbyopia (reading glasses) and/or astigmatism (imperfect surface).  The most commonly performed type of refractive surgery in the world is called LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis) where a medical doctor (MD), an ophthalmologist, uses an excimer laser to reshape the curvature of the cornea to eliminate to refractive error causing the nearsightedness, farsightedness, presbyopia and/or astigmatism.

Refractive Surgery is an excellent option for people who want to reduce to eliminate their dependency on glasses and contact lenses.

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The Four Stages of Visual Growth.

Everyone understands that a person’s visual needs change as our eyes mature. But what people sometimes do not understand is that a person’s visual needs are changing since the day we are born, regardless of whether you wore glasses or contact lenses as a child or young adult. At each stage of your Visual Growth, a person’s visual needs change.

There are four stages of Visual Growth:

  • Youth Age 5 to 17
  • Young Adults Age 18 to 45
  • Middle Years Age 45 to 65
  • Mature Years Age 66 +

Understanding your visual changes at each stage will allow you to enjoy the benefit of Vision Correction procedures available at each stage of your Visual Growth.

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18 and Thinking about LASIK? You’re Not Alone.

 

It’s safe to say, that if you happen to be in the crowd that wears glasses, most of us receive our first pair of glasses in our preteen years. Blame it on all the reading you had to do for English Lit, or from staring at your phone too much.  Some even blame it on your parent’s genes.  But one thing remains the same, once we get a eyeglass prescription, we start to think about how we can get rid of it!

 

Although glasses and contacts may be exciting for some, you’re likely reading this because some part of you wants to get rid of those unwanted frames or lenses once and for all.

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