Are you a candidate for a vision correction procedure?
Vision correction is a general term used to describe a variety of optometric techniques for correcting less-than-perfect vision. After a complete eye exam, Dr. Lovero can talk with you about whether your eye problem can be treated using a vision correction procedure. Three of the most common procedures performed at Montrose Eye Care are corneal reshaping, LASIK, and low vision therapy.
Which eye conditions are corrected with corneal reshaping?
Orthokeratology is a procedure used to correct myopia (nearsightedness) and mild astigmatism. The process gently reshapes the cornea with specialized contact lenses, which you place in your eyes overnight.
When corneal reshaping is successful, you’ll experience clear vision during the day without contact lenses or eyeglasses. However, the results are temporary, so you must continue to wear the lenses regularly at night to maintain optimal results.
When should you consider a LASIK procedure?
LASIK (laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis) is a surgical procedure that uses a laser beam to reshape your cornea. Patients who are nearsighted, farsighted, or astigmatic may benefit from this type of procedure.
While millions of patients have seen successful results from LASIK, the procedure is not right for everyone. Dr. Lovero will thoroughly examine your eyes to determine which type of vision correction best fits your needs.
What is low vision therapy?
Low vision is a general term that refers to a partial loss of vision that eyeglasses, contact lenses, medications, or surgery can't adequately correct. Common causes of low vision include macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, inherited retinal degenerative diseases, glaucoma, and optic nerve atrophy.
Low vision therapy typically includes an evaluation of your visual abilities, prescription of low vision devices, and training in their use. The goal is to maximize the use of your available vision for reading, writing, hobbies, and work-related tasks such as working at a computer.
Montrose Eye Care has the experience and equipment necessary to provide these procedures and surgeries at their office in Houston. Schedule an appointment online with Dr. Lovero, and we will be in touch with you shortly.