Which vision corrective procedure is right for me? | Williamson Eye Institute | Lafayette Indiana Eye Surgery | LASIK

Which Vision Correction Procedure Is Right for Me?

If you wear glasses or contacts, you know how difficult poor vision makes everyday life. Eventually, you get used to the routine of constantly replacing and maintaining your glasses and contacts, but you don’t have to live that way anymore. Today, there are vision correction procedures that will not only treat your vision but cure it. But how do you know which vision correction procedure is right for you? An ophthalmologist will need to be consulted to make a decision, but this resource can help you get started.

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Clear as Day: Should I Have a Vision Corrective Surgery?

 

Have you had glasses or contacts for as long as you can remember? By now, you’re probably used to the inconveniences they pose, but you have options to improve your vision for good. So, is it worth it to have a vision corrective surgery like LASIK? Imagine driving to work, walking to class, spending time with friends, or just going about your day without your usual dependence on glasses or contacts. Sounds pretty great, right? In this blog post, we’ll cover five key reasons you should consider a vision corrective procedure with a trusted, experienced ophthalmologist.

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YAG Laser Capsulotomy: Sight for Sore Eyes

If you’ve had cataract surgery, you most likely haven’t had any vision issues since then. However, about 20 percent of those who have undergone cataract surgery develop a condition called posterior capsular opacification (PCO), which clouds your vision. If you have PCO, there is an option to treat it: a procedure called YAG laser capsulotomy. In this blog, we’ll talk about what PCO and YAG laser capsulotomy are, why you might need this procedure, and what you can expect from the surgery.

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Intraocular Lenses – IOLs

One of the most commonly performed eye surgical procedures is the insertion of an intraocular lens to treat cataracts. A cataract is the clouding of the lens inside the eye, which causes severe vision impairment. During cataract surgery, the eye’s natural lens is removed and replaced by an artificial lens called an intraocular lens (IOL). Before IOLs were available, cataract patients were forced to wear exceptionally thick eyeglasses after surgery. Now, with advanced technology, the use of IOLs has shown to significantly reduce the need for eyeglasses and become a well-known treatment for cataracts.

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PRK: An Alternative to LASIK

If you’re tired of dealing with contact lenses and glasses to correct your vision, it may be time to look into other options to help you see clearly. There are many benefits of laser eye surgery and you can read  those benefits in our previous blog. One type of corrective eye surgery is called Photorefractive Keratectomy, or PRK for short. In this blog, we’ll outline what PRK is, how it works, who can undergo PRK surgery, and how to prepare for your PRK procedure.

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LASIK: What is it and how can it help you?

If you’re tired of dealing with contact lenses and glasses to correct your vision, it may be time to look into other options to help you see clearly. One of those options is a corrective surgery called LASIK. In this blog, we’ll outline what LASIK actually is, how it works, and who can undergo the LASIK procedure.

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