Stone Canyon Eye Care provides treatment, consultation, and referrals for these and other common vision correction procedures and surgeries.
Vision correction is a term to describe a variety of optometric techniques, procedures, and surgeries to correct vision. We have included a brief description of some of the more common procedures.
CORNEAL REFRACTIVE THERAPY
Corneal refractive therapy is a procedure for correcting myopia or nearsightedness and mild astigmatism. The therapy is done by having the patient wear special contact lenses at night. Patients will see clearly throughout the day without having to wear glasses or contacts. The procedure is temporary, you will need to wear the contacts nightly to get maintain results.
LOW VISION THERAPY
Low vision is a term that refers to a partial loss of vision that cannot be corrected with contacts, eyeglasses, medication, or surgery. Common causes of low vision include optic nerve atrophy, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, and inherited retinal degenerative disease.
Low vision therapy includes evaluating the patient’s abilities, prescribing vision devices, and giving training on how to use the devices. The goal is to help patients to be able to maximize their current vision and help them still be able to read, write, and complete computer-related tasks.
LASIK (Laser-Assisted in Situ Keratomileusis) is a surgery that uses lasers to reshape the cornea to create better vision.
Patients who can benefit from this are those who are nearsighted, farsighted, and those with astigmatism. While many people have great results from LASIK, not everyone is a candidate. Dr. Smith will need to complete an exam to determine what the best correction is for your eyes.
Dr. Smith at Stone Canyon Eye Care and our team has the experience and equipment necessary to treat and refer for many vision correction procedures and surgeries. Schedule an appointment and we will be in contact soon! You can also call or text our office at 435-359-2020