Piedmont EyeCare Associates in Charlotte provides treatment, consultation and referrals for these common vision correction surgeries and procedures.
Piedmont EyeCare Associates in Charlotte, NC offers optometry care with a personal touch. Whether you need Corneal Reshaping, Low Vision Therapy, or LASIK surgery Charlotte NC, Piedmont EyeCare Associates is your go-to practice.
Vision correction is a broad term that is used to describe a variety of techniques that correct vision. Before the 1950’s vision correction options consisted primarily of eyeglasses. During the 1950’s contact lenses became popular and since then innovative professionals developed corrective surgery including LASIK. Piedmont EyeCare Associates uses the full range of modern, effective vision correction treatment methods.
Keep reading for a brief description of the most common vision correction procedures offered at Piedmont EyeCare Associates in Charlotte.
Corneal Reshaping (Orthokeratology)
Orthokeratology, or Corneal Reshaping, is a non-surgical procedure for correcting myopia (nearsightedness) and mild astigmatism. The patient wears special contact lenses that gently reshape the cornea. The patient wears these lenses overnight during sleep.
When successful, patients will experience clear vision during the day without contact lenses or eyeglasses. However, since the results are temporary, the patient must continue to wear the lenses regularly at night to maintain optimum results. Orthokeratology is reversible, and a viable option for some patients who are too young for LASIK or for other reasons are not a good candidate for the eye surgery.
Orthokeratology is an attractive option for some sports enthusiasts who find glasses or contacts impractical. People who work in dusty areas also appreciate all day vision correction that doesn’t require wearing glasses or contacts.
Laser-Assisted in Situ Keratomileusis (LASIK) is a surgical procedure that uses a laser beam to reshape the patient’s cornea. LASIK benefits many people who are nearsighted, farsighted, or are astigmatic. Piedmont EyeCare Associates offers consultation for LASIK surgery Charlotte NC with great success.
While millions of patients have seen favorable results from LASIK, it is one of the most popular vision procedures in the United States. According to the The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), around 90% of all patients achieve somewhere between 20/20 and 20/40 vision as the result of LASIK.
However, LASIK is not right for everyone. Like any surgical procedure, it involves risk. Your optometrist needs to thoroughly examine your eyes to determine which type of vision correction best fits your needs. If LASIK is a good option for you, your Optometrist will explain the procedure and what to expect.
LASIK surgery Charlotte NC, is an outpatient procedure that usually takes around 15 minutes. Your optometrist provides follow-up examinations to monitor progress after the operation. After LASIK you may enjoy the freedom and convenience that comes from not wearing glasses or contact lenses.
Low Vision Therapy
Low vision 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 glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, inherited retinal degenerative diseases, and optic nerve atrophy.
Each cause requires a different treatment, so an optometrist creates a treatment plan after conducting a thorough examination. The optometrist evaluates the patient’s visual abilities. Treatment may require the prescription of low vision devices and training in their use. The ultimate goal is to make the best use of the patient’s available vision. Low vision therapy allows patients to enjoy daily activities like reading, writing, hobbies and work-related tasks such as working at a computer.
Piedmont EyeCare Associates has the experience necessary to provide treatment, consultation and referrals for the vision correction procedures and surgeries at our office in Charlotte, NC.
Don’t let your vision keep you from enjoying life. Piedmont EyeCare Associates offers a range of effective modern low vision therapy and vision correction options.
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