Providing you with the best eye care solutions.
At Williamson Eye Institute, we are committed to preserving and protecting our patients’ eye health throughout their lives. We are committed to responding compassionately to our patients’ individual needs and advancing the highest standards of comprehensive eye care.
A popular, precise procedure that can provide excellent vision results with a quick recovery. LASIK can correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. Contact us for your free screening and eligibility.
Cataracts are the most common cause of vision problems among adults and are caused by a ‘cloudiness’ blocking light from entering your eye. Surgery options are available and are extremely successful in restoring lost vision.
Dr. Virata and his team lead a specialized retinal care practice that assesses and treats both common and more complex eye diseases. This includes diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachments, and age-related macular degeneration.
5 Reasons to Consider LASIK or Another Corrective Vision Procedure
1. A vision corrective surgery will pay for itself.Some who qualify for LASIK or other procedures might hesitate at the initial cost of the surgery. However, when you consider the fact that you’ll never have to pay for glasses or contacts again, that single cost of the procedure is worth it. You could save thousands of dollars that you would’ve spent on yearly boxes of contacts or new glasses frames. In addition, many insurance providers will cover some or all of your vision corrective surgery. If that’s not an option for you, we offer special financing so that you can afford the procedure by making low monthly payments.
2. You’ll see clearly all day long.Picture this: the moment you wake up every morning, you’ll be able see. With LASIK or another vision corrective procedure, you won’t have to blindly search for your glasses or stumble to your contacts! You’ll be able to rely solely on your eyes to see clearly from morning til night. What’s more, your vision might even be slightly better than it was with glasses or contacts pre-surgery. Vision-enhancing surgeries have really improved over the years, and we’ve stayed up-to-date with the latest ophthalmologic technology to give you the best eye care possible.
3. You’ll have some much-needed freedom.Most LASIK and other vision corrective surgeries are outpatient procedures, which means you’ll be back on your feet the same day as your procedure. We know how busy life is and that you don’t have time to worry about bringing your glasses, contacts cases, and backup lenses with you everywhere you go. A vision corrective surgery can change all that. Not only can you go about your normal activities shortly after your surgery, but you’ll also be able to explore the world without fretting over your vision needs.
4. You’ll be comfortable.If you have contacts, you know that they can sometimes sting or itch, especially if you have seasonal allergies. Glasses prevent this pain and the risk of infection, but they can give you pressure headaches from limited peripheral vision or a slightly off prescription. With LASIK or another vision corrective procedure, you won’t have to deal with these discomforts any longer. This is especially nice if you’re active; you won’t have those glasses slipping off your face from sweat while running or playing sports. What’s more, you won’t have to worry about losing a contact in the pool; you can just jump in!
5. You’ll get a self-esteem boost!We all remember those playground days of getting called “four eyes” because of our glasses. Even though you’re older now and your peers hopefully have grown out of name-calling, you might still feel self-conscious about your specs. After you’ve had LASIK or another vision corrective surgery, you’ll feel more confident that people are looking at you, not just your frames (even if yours are stylish).
Types of Corrective Vision ProceduresSo, what types of vision corrective procedures are available to you? The following are the most common:
- LASIK - reshapes the cornea to your unique measurements to treat nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.
- Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK) - sculpts the cornea’s surface to treat myopia, hyperopia, or other conditions.
- Conductive Keratoplasty (CK) - reshapes the cornea, letting light properly focus on your retina again.
- Glaucoma Laser - lowers eye pressure and stops the optic nerve damage caused by glaucoma.
- YAG Laser - corrects any cloudy vision you might have after cataract surgery.
- Implantable Contact Lenses (Visian ICL) - works with the cornea and lens as an artificial lens is inserted into the eye.