What is something people would be surprised to learn about your practice?
Patients of all ages are surprised to learn about treatment options now available to reduce or eliminate their dependence on glasses and contact lenses. Laser vision correction, also known as LASIK, can correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. Patients over 40 years old who are experiencing blurry near vision due to aging of their eyes can also have one eye corrected for distance and the other for near vision called monovision. The precision of bladeless LASIK allows you to enjoy clear vision and get back to your busy life quickly.
If your vision has become cloudy, your eyes are sensitive to light, you have difficulty seeing at night, you see faded colors, or your glasses don’t seem to work anymore, it may be time for cataract surgery. Over your lifetime, the natural lenses inside your eyes become cloudy and prevent light from being focused clearly. Cataracts are part of the natural aging process, and most people have some clouding of their lenses by age 60. Although traditional cataract surgery is very effective and successful, when considering your surgical options, laser cataract surgery can offer a host of benefits over traditional procedures and can help you experience the best possible long-term vision. During cataract surgery, your clouded natural lens is removed and replaced with a lens implant.
There are a host of replacement lens options available including:
multifocal — multiple zones of lens power allowing for enhanced vision at both near and far
extended range of focus — elongated focus of vision without compromising distance vision
toric — to correct for astigmatism
After both procedures, most patients are able to perform most of their everyday tasks without glasses or contact lenses.