Tired of squinting just to see what’s in front of your nose? Fed up with blurry vision? Want to see the beauty of life through clear eyes?
When you have had enough of unclear or blurry vision, then it is time to see your eye doctor. Chances are, there is still a possibility that you can see clearly again with the help of vision correction procedures.
Light at the end of the tunnel
When you have despaired for so long about your vision, it is best to have your eyes checked by an ophthalmologist or eye doctor so you can find out what relief can be had.
With all the available knowledge and technology these days, there is a huge chance that something can be done to restore or correct your vision. There are corrective eye surgery procedures intended to alleviate the burden of flawed vision. With these procedures, you no longer have to put up with the difficulties and inconveniences that an imperfect vision can bring about.
There is hope for troubled eyesight. Here are some of the corrective procedures that can be done to address some vision problems:
- Cataract surgery
When the lens of your eye becomes cloudy and affects your vision, there might be a chance that you have a cataract. Cataracts are more common among older people, although there is also a kind of cataract called congenital cataract that an infant may be born with.
It can affect one eye or both. Usually, the symptoms include blurry or cloudy vision; colors may look faded, there is poor night vision, or artificial or natural light may seem too bright, among
others. When this happens, it is best to go to an eye care professional who will examine the affected eye or eyes.
Nowadays, technology has made it possible to address this eye problem. With the aid of laser light waves, measurement data are now easily available and accessible to eye surgeons.
The intraocular lens (IOL) Master is a widely used technology for accurately measuring the eye length and surface curvature. It also aids the eye surgeon in choosing the right lens to be used for implantation. More recently, the Lenstar optical biometer has been released, giving even more accurate and comprehensive information for the correction of cataracts.
- Implantable Collamer Lens procedure
To correct nearsightedness, having an Implantable Collamer Lens (ICL) procedure can be an option. It only takes 15 minutes to have this done, and you get clear, myopia and astigmatism-free eyesight after.
Using a 100% collagen copolymer material that is designed to be biocompatible, Collamer implants make you feel as if nothing was even implanted in your eye in the first place. They even repel substrates and protect the eye from substrate buildup. Collamer implants are micro-lenses that can help restore your eyesight.
- LASIK treatment
Lasik is a type of eye surgery that uses lasers to correct astigmatism, hyperopia (far-sightedness), or myopia (near-sightedness). When your Lasik consultation results show that you need to undergo Lasik treatment, you no longer have to worry about having a single blade near your eyes.
There is now new technology that can help you avoid literally going under the knife. Instead, a femtosecond laser uses microbubbles to reshape the cornea. There are advanced eye care centers that use this technology when conducting Lasik surgery.
- Refractive lens exchange
The eyes also undergo natural aging and, as such, can hinder visual acuity. With a procedure called refractive lens exchange (RLE), you can regain better vision with the use of an artificial intraocular lens replacing your eye’s natural ones.
The use of highly specialized equipment such as the Lenstar, the Pentacam, and the ORA all work together to bring relief for people who suffer from high hyperopia and high presbyopia. Together with the expertise of eye surgeons, you can wake up to crystal clear vision and get rid of your eyeglasses once and for all.
See the difference
The abovementioned corrective procedures are thankfully available to provide relief for people who suffer from certain eye ailments. The freedom to see the colors of the world with precision is now possible without cumbersome eyeglasses or going through traditional invasive procedures.
So when you are going through some tough times because of eye problems, do not delay and immediately set an appointment with your trusted eye care specialist.
Joel Hunter, MD is an Ophthalmologist, Refractive Surgeon, and the Founder of Hunter Vision in Orlando, Florida. A recognized and respected specialist in vision correction who has performed thousands of refractive surgeries, Joel gives lectures across the country and trains fellow doctors in the newest LASIK surgery techniques.