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4 Different Procedures to Improve your Eyesight

 

Sick of your depen­dence on glass­es and con­tact lens­es? Let them go! Dia­mond Vision offers a vari­ety of pro­ce­dures to help you devel­op your sharpest vision. Lasik surgery is the most pop­u­lar, but it isn’t always for every­one! Some of us don’t yet need laser eye surgery; we need oth­er pro­ce­dures to lift, tuck and make tiny twists that help us see a lit­tle more clear­ly. If you are unsure about Lasik, curi­ous about oth­er options or just want to know what all the options are, read below about four of the most com­mon eye­sight improve­ment pro­ce­dures:

 

  1. Lasik: Lasik has gained pop­u­lar­i­ty over the last two decades, as its pro­ce­dure has been fine tuned and com­plet­ed with con­tin­u­al suc­cess. In the pro­ce­dure, a laser is used to remove a bit of tis­sue and reshape the cornea so that light rays hit the eye at the opti­mal angles for sharp, clear images. The postop care is easy, but impor­tant to fol­low close­ly. Patients who main­tain a prop­er postop sched­ule often find Lasik to be their per­ma­nent solu­tion to glass­es and lens­es.
  2. Cus­tom Vue: Cus­tom Vue of Wave­front Lasik comes with rave reviews from patients. Cus­tom Vue uses a 3D mea­sure­ment of how the patient’s eye process­es images so that the sur­geon can reshape the cornea spe­cif­ic to that eye’s needs. The cus­tomiza­tion of the pro­ce­dure is allowed by the detailed exam­i­na­tion of the 3D eye mea­sure­ment. The cus­tomiza­tion allows for the most pre­cise cor­rec­tion and manip­u­la­tion of the cornea, achiev­ing results that would not be pos­si­ble in reg­u­lar Lasik or with glass­es and con­tacts.
  3. Visian ICL: Visian ICL is a quick, 15-minute pro­ce­dure that changes the vision by plac­ing a lens in the eye. The vision change can be per­ma­nent, but since Visian is an addi­tive pro­ce­dure, the lens can always be removed in the case of future, addi­tion­al­ly nec­es­sary eye pro­ce­dures. Many pre­fer Visian ICL because it does not change the phys­i­cal shape of the cornea, and the base of the lens is bio­com­pat­i­ble, which means it will adjust to the body’s chem­istry. (hint: great for some­one with thin corneas!)
  4. PRK: PRK, or pho­tore­frac­tive ker­a­te­c­to­my, changes the cornea shape by vapor­iz­ing a small part of the tis­sue. PRK per­ma­nent­ly removes the deep­er lay­ers of cornea so that the cells can regen­er­ate and adjust to the new­ly evolv­ing eye­sight.

 

Vision enhance­ment comes in a vari­ety of pack­ages, and it’s impor­tant to find out which is right for you! Get the best treat­ment to alle­vi­ate your eye pain and defi­cien­cies. Get in touch with Dia­mond Vision for a free con­sul­ta­tion!

February 4th, 2016|Comments Off on 4 Different Procedures to Improve your Eyesight

About the Author:

Born in Connecticut and raised in Upstate New York , Dr. Stetson graduated Cum Laude from Colgate University in New York, and then earned an MD degree with honors at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. He distinguished himself again in residency at the Albany Medical Center, where he obtained the highest percentile in the Ophthalmology Knowledge Assessment Examinations. Dr. Stetson has performed more than 50,000 refractive surgeries and has been on staff at Diamond Vision since 2004, before becoming Medical Director in 2006.

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