Oklahoma City Vision Source in Oklahoma City provides treatment, consultation and referrals for these common vision correction surgeries and procedures.
Vision correction is a general term used to describe a variety of optometric techniques for correcting less-than-perfect vision. For your convenience, we have included a brief description of some of the most common vision correction procedures offered at Oklahoma City Vision Source in Oklahoma City. For more specific information about lenses and frames or contacts, please visit their respective pages.
Corneal Refractive Therapy
Corneal Refractive Therapy is nighttime vision correction that gives you freedom from glasses and contacts all day without refractive surgery. CRT is a specially designed therapeutic device that gently and temporarily reshapes the cornea while you sleep. Through intense research and clinical testing, CRT has been proven both safe and effective for patients of all ages when worn during sleeping hours, earning this therapy FDA approval for nighttime use.
Corneal Refractive Therapy is a technologically advanced, non-surgical process, which reshapes the cornea while you sleep. You remove the device when you awake and are able to go throughout the day without any other correction. CRT is temporary. If you stop wearing the device your vision will return to its original state in a little as 72 hours.
This is designed for individuals with low to moderate myopia (nearsightedness up to -6.00 diopters) with or without astigmatism (up to -1.75 diopters). There are no age restrictions for CRT, which makes it a great option for everyone in the family. However, since there are variations in patient physiology and visual needs, the decision for CRT, at any age, can ony be made after a thorough eye exam and the recommendations of Dr. Scott Forester.
LASIK (Laser-Assisted in Situ Keratomileusis) is a surgical procedure that uses a laser beam to reshape the 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. Your optometrist will need to thoroughly examine your eyes to determine which type of vision correction best fits your needs.
Low Vision Therapy
Low vision is a general term that refers to a partial loss of vision that cannot be adequately corrected with eyeglasses, contact lenses, medications or surgery. 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 the patient’s visual abilities, prescription of low vision devices and training in their use. The goal is to maximize the use of the patient’s available vision for reading, writing, hobbies and work-related tasks such as working at a computer.
Oklahoma City Vision Source has the experience and equipment necessary to provide treatment, consultation and referrals for the vision correction procedures and surgeries detailed above at our office in Oklahoma City. Schedule an appointment with your eye care provider, and we will be in touch with you shortly.