Vision Loss is something that plagues many Americans. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 12 million adults over the age of 40 suffer from vision loss, making it among the top 10 disabilities among adults. In addition to comprehensive eye exams for Adults, Children, Seniors and Diabetics, they also provide specialty eye care relief for digital eye strain, dry eye therapy, treatments for ocular disease and management as well Laser eye surgery consultations. While glasses and contacts have been the go-to solution for correcting vision, however if you are considering a more permanent solution, Vision Veritas is a great place to start and explore other options. Their team of knowledgeable optometrists and Glaucoma specialists, offer laser eye consultations to see if you’re a good candidate for this type of eye surgery.
What is Laser Eye Surgery?
According to the Vision Veritas website, laser eye surgery is “a way for patients to experience clearer vision and can reduce dependence on other correction methods.” Laser eye surgery can correct near-sightedness, far-sightedness, and astigmatism in patients experiencing these types of vision loss for up to 10 years. Those interested in laser eye surgery should start by scheduling an eye exam to determine your eligibility for surgery as well as go through the risks and benefits and depending on your eyes and information gathered, they may recommend one of the two types of Lasik options – LASIK and PRK.
“Laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis, or LASIK is a form of laser eye surgery to reshape a patient’s cornea, helping to correct vision errors. The surgery involves numbing the patient’s eye and making a small incision on the outer layer of the cornea. A computer-programmed laser is then used to remove tissue, reshaping the cornea.”
“Photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) is a form of laser eye surgery also used to correct refractive vision errors. Similar to LASIK, PRK involves reshaping the cornea. However, with PRK, corneal tissue on the outside of the eye is removed with a computer-programmed laser. This process only takes 5-10 minutes for each eye.”
Eye surgery can seem scary, complicated, and daunting, but Vision Veritas is committed to help make recommendations and guide patients throughout the process including surgery management
Laser eye surgery may not be right for everyone, but is a great option for those who are looking for a long-term solution for their vision loss. Vision Veritas is the premier spot in the North Dallas Corridor to determine which options are right for you.
Visit www.visionveritaseyecare.com today and schedule your appointment.