Many people live with some sort of vision impairment, and there are many people that use eyeglasses or contact lenses to rectify this issue. Some people are totally fine with either method and enjoy wearing designer lenses or contact lenses, but not everyone is content with relying on these tools. If you are tired of depending on glasses or contacts, then our Kingwood optometrist may be able to provide you with another solution. Here at Today’s Vision, Dr. Jay S. Pravda can provide all eligible patients with LASIK surgery.
Most vision impairment issues are caused by irregularly shaped corneas. The cornea is the lens of the eye. The cornea filters the light that passes through the pupil and is received by the retina which is them processed by the brain. In an eye that has perfect 20/20 vision, the cornea is perfectly dome shaped. Someone who has any kind of vision impairment, however, will have corneas of differing shape. For instance, someone who is near sighted will have corneas that are more conical than usual, making objects in the distance more difficult to see. Alternatively, someone who is farsighted will have corneas that are flatter, making objects in the foreground blurrier and more difficult to see. Other vision impairments will differ slightly, but LASIK attempts to rectify these issues by addressing the shape of the cornea itself. Using laser technology, the cornea is precisely reshaped so that it is closer to its intended form. By reshaping the cornea, you can reduce your reliance on things such as prescription glasses or contact lenses. Here at Today’s Vision, Dr. Pravda can provide you with an expert consultation which will determine whether you are eligible for the surgery. Our Kingwood optometrist will then begin to plan your treatment if you are given the OK to go ahead with the procedure.
If you are tired of wearing glasses or putting in and caring for your contact lenses every day, our Kingwood optometrist can offer you a new option that will eliminate your need for either glasses or contacts. If you want to learn more about LASIK and wish to schedule a consultation with Dr. Pravda, all you have to do is call us here at Today’s Vision today.