Make Freedom from Glasses and Contacts a Reality
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Vision Correction Options
Now there are more choices than ever for people who want to get out of glasses and contact lenses. Whether you are nearsighted, farsighted or have astigmatism, we have a vision correction procedure that can improve the way you see the world. Imagine what it would be like to wake up and read your alarm clock, take a swim in the gulf, or just look in the mirror and see how beautiful your eyes are without glasses. People that have been told in the past that they were not candidates for LASIK now has the option of Bladeless Laser Clear Lens Replacement (CLR).
Bladeless Laser Clear Lens Replacement (CLR)
While LASIK is the leader in vision correction, there are also other procedures that we offer here at The Eye Associates. Unlike some practices that only offer LASIK, we have an array of procedures that are customized for your individual need. Clear Lens Replacement, (CLR) sometimes referred to as refractive lens exchange or clear lens extraction, is rapidly gaining popularity for people that not only need distance correction but also near. Unlike LASIK that changes the shape of the cornea, CLR corrects your vision by removing the natural crystalline lens in the eye and replacing it with a new artificial lens implant, called a high tech lens implants, known as IOLs. This is much like what happens in Bladeless Laser Cataract Surgery. However, in cataract surgery the removed lens, called a cataract, is clouded, whereas in CLR, the removed lens is clear. State-of-the-art ultrasound instruments are used to measure your eye for the correct lens power, taking your lifestyle and desired activities into consideration. These custom measurements are entered into sophisticated formulas to calculate your personalized treatment.
Implantable Collamer Lens (ICL)
Have you been told you are not a candidate for LASIK due to the shape of your cornea or due to a high level of nearsightedness? Implantable Collamer Lenses (ICL) or phakic intraocular lenses may be an option. This lens is placed inside the eye in front of the natural lens, behind the iris, thereby allowing you to retain the ability to focus for near activities. ICL can be a great option for patients that are highly dependent on their glasses and who otherwise thought they were not able to have vision correction surgery.