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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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Treating Poor Vision (Checklist)

Try a tablet or ebook reader for reading
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If you have cataracts, have them treated
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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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Is it safe for minors to get laser vision correction?

Is it safe for minors to get laser vision correction?

It may be...: Laser vision correction isfda -approved for those 18 and over. There are, however, certain instances when it may be appropriate to perform vision correction procedures on minors. This is especially true for those at risk of developing amblyopia - a condition that can cause one or both eyes not to be able to see well despite wearing the approptriate prescription. ...Read more

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Does lasik vision correction really work permanently?

Does lasik vision correction really work permanently?

LASIK: When performed by an experienced surgeon using modern equipment, lasik treatment will correct your distance prescription for as long as anatomy of your eye is stable. Typically, there is stability of the anatomy from your early 20s to your early 60s. ...Read more

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Can a vision correction surgery affects us later in r life?

Can a vision correction surgery affects us later in r life?

Variable: Vision correction with lasik provides a quick improvement in the basic focusing power of the eyes. For most this is stable but some undergo 'regression' in which some of the improved power is lost. Lasik has no impact on the hardening of the lens which causes presbyopia after age 40, so this will occur. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about thoughts on vision correction surgery?

Can you tell me about thoughts on vision correction surgery?

Very positive: Laser vision correction surgery has a very high success rate in properly selected patients. I have been doing this type of surgery for over 15 years and these are some of my most happy patients. ...Read more

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What do I have to do before and after lasik vision correction?

What do I have to do before and after lasik vision correction?

Follow instructions: First, go to an experienced, reputable surgeon to be examined, educated and cleared for surgery, and then follow the instructions given to you. Preop, you'll be started on prescription drops one day before surgery, and instructed to perform eyelid scrubs to reduce the chance of infection. Postop, you will need to continue drops, rest, avoid getting water in the eyes, and do not rub your eyes. ...Read more

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What do you think of laser vision correction? Is it safe? How does it work?

What do you think of laser vision correction? Is it safe? How does it work?

Safe, see eye doctor: In the hands of an experienced refractive eye surgeon, the procedure is very safe. However at your age of 50, presbyopia is an issue. Depending on to your refractive error, history of dry eye syndrome & or other factors will determine whether you are a good candidate for this or not. Unlike someone who is much younger, other considerations must be weighed in regarding near/far vision preferences. ...Read more

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Can someone who has had lasik vision correction ten years ago get it done again?

Often yes: Some form of enhancement can usually be done. Even this long out, the original flap can often be lifted for re-operation, so that a new incision is not made. The real question is why you have decreased vision this long after your original surgery. Occasionally, this is an indicator of early cataracts. See your eyedoc! ...Read more

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What does cylindrical power actually means? And what is the best laser vision correction of today?

Oval eye: Cylinder power (astigmatism) refers to an ovalness of the eye which must be corrected by a reverse oval in the eyeglasses or contacts. This usually can be corrected with lasik and the machines in use today are fourth generation and quite excellent. ...Read more

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Insurance stopped providing any vision correction coverage. First pair of progressives 4yr old. Getting less clear. What now?

Eyeglasses overforty: We eye care providers still believe in cash as an alternative to third party pay systems. Pick one and go see about your eye health as well as glasses needs! ...Read more

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I am farsighted, and i need vision correction, but should I get glasses or contacts?

I am farsighted, and i need vision correction, but should I get glasses or contacts?

Both, either: Either way of correcting your vision is fine. Contact lenses will provide better peripheral vision , unencumbered by the edges of a fram. It truly depends on what best fits your lifestyle. All contact lens wearers should have a spectacle backup. ...Read more

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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