Vision Source Geneseo, LLC in Geneseo provides treatment, consultation and referrals for these common vision correction surgeries and procedures.
Vision correction is a general term used to describe a variety of optometric techniques for correcting less-than-perfect vision. For your convenience, we have included a brief description of some of the most common vision correction procedures offered at Vision Source Geneseo, LLC in Geneseo. For more specific information about lenses and frames or contacts, please visit their respective pages.
Myopia, commonly known as nearsightedness, is on the rise both worldwide and in the United States. In the United States, 40- 50% of children are now myopic. There are risks associated with myopia which include increased risk of sight threatening diseases such as retinal detachment, glaucoma, myopic retinopathy, and cataracts at an earlier age. In the past ten years there have been many studies that indicate that myopia can be controlled or slowed down using certain specific contact lenses or prescription eye drops. There is no cure for the prevention of myopia, but there are treatments. http://www.kofflervisiongroup.com/images/pdfs/TheCaseforMyopiaControlNow.pdf
Ortho-Keratology (Ortho-K) which gently reshapes the cornea is the most popular technique used by eye doctors to control myopia. Ortho-K was first tried in the early 1960’s but highly permeable gas perm lenses were not available than. In 2002 the first highly permeable ortho-k lens was FDA approved for overnight wear. This FDA approval came with no age restrictions. This allowed patients to wear their ortho-k lenses while they sleep so they did not need correction during the day. Since ortho-k is reversible, patients need to wear there lenses every night (some patients only need to wear there lenses every other night) to maintain the correction.
Other treatments that have shown some success are soft Bifocal Contact Lenses and the use of atropine dilating drops. http://www.allaboutvision.com/parents/myopia.htm
LASIK (Laser-Assisted in Situ Keratomileusis) is a surgical procedure that uses a laser beam to reshape the cornea. Patients who are nearsighted, farsighted or astigmatic may benefit from this type of procedure.
While millions of patients have seen successful results from LASIK, the procedure is not right for everyone. Your optometrist will need to thoroughly examine your eyes to determine which type of vision correction best fits your needs.
Low Vision Therapy
Low vision is a general term that refers to a partial loss of vision that cannot be adequately corrected with eyeglasses, contact lenses, medications or surgery. Common causes of low vision include macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, inherited retinal degenerative diseases, glaucoma and optic nerve atrophy.
Low vision therapy typically includes an evaluation of the patient’s visual abilities, prescription of low vision devices and training in their use. The goal is to maximize the use of the patient’s available vision for reading, writing, hobbies and work-related tasks such as working at a computer.
Vision Source Geneseo, LLC has the experience and equipment necessary to provide treatment, consultation and referrals for the vision correction procedures and surgeries detailed above at our office in Geneseo. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Bill Bordwell or Dr. Ryan Wilson, and we will be in touch with you shortly.