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Vision Correction (Overview)

Vision correction by definition is any means of correcting the patients refractive error either via contacts, laser, or glasses.


Vision Correction (Overview)

Vision correction by definition is any means of correcting the patients refractive error either via contacts, laser, or glasses.


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What are the newer methods of vision correction?

What are the newer methods of vision correction?

Vision correction: The newest and most advanced method of vision correction is laser vision correction (lasik and prk). ...Read more

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Treating Poor Vision (Checklist)

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What is the definition or description of: vision correction?

What is the definition or description of: vision correction?

Depends: Vision correction by definition is any means of correcting the patients refractive error either via contacts, laser, or glasses. ...Read more

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Can there be are any new vision correction technology in the works?

Can there be are any new vision correction technology in the works?

Depends on needs: For correction of refractive (eyeglass) needs, there are refinements of lasik and prk technology but no major breakthroughs. For correction of vision problems related to illness and disease, there are new developments it seems like every month. Lasik and prk are very successful but check with your ophthalmologist about your specific needs. ...Read more

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Tell me about pkr surgery for vision correction?

Tell me about pkr surgery for vision correction?

LASIK alternative: Lasik involves eye correction under a corneal flap and is predictable and comfortable. Prk involves direct laser correction with making a flap. Healing is less comfortable but the final results are the same. Some think prk is a little more stable and due to possible traumatic risk to a lasik flap, the us military mostly does prk. ...Read more

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Just wondering your thoughts on the safety of laser vision correction?

Safe and effective: with the proper screening and evaluation to make sure you are a good candidate. Otherwise, my advice is not to shop based on price and don't be afraid to get more than one opinion. Find a doctor that you like and are comfortable with. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dose lasik vision correction work?

Dose lasik vision correction work?

Of course: Lasik vision correction, in the properly pre-screened patient, corrects the vision and the goal is usually to normalize the vision so glasses or contacts are not needed. The vast majority achieve this outcome, and the rest usually get close. It is well worked out and a very safe procedure, with little risk. ...Read more

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Can vision correction surgery work?

Yes: Lasik and prk vision surgery have been performed millions of times with mostly excellent results. So it works to improve vision. Like all surgery there is a risk, rather tiny, of problems but most do very well. ...Read more

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Would lasik vision correction be a good for me at 55?

Would lasik vision correction be a good for me at 55?

Depends: Lasik corrects distant vision;we older folks usually have poor near vision which has more to do with things inside of the eye versus the corneal shape (distant vision), but you should discuss this with an eye dr. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Vision (Definition)

Vision is a feature of a person's brain that allows him to see. He must have normal eyes, optic nerves (that stretch from the eyes to the back of his brain), and visual cortex (the vision center in the brain), in order to see properly. An ophthalmologist is a ...Read more