Uniontown Vision Center in Uniontown 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 Uniontown Vision Center in Uniontown. For more specific information about lenses and frames or contacts, please visit their respective pages.
Corneal Reshaping (Orthokeratology)
Orthokeratology is a procedure for correcting myopia (nearsightedness) and mild astigmatism by gently reshaping the cornea with special contact lenses, which the patient places in his or her eyes overnight.
When successful, patients will experience clear vision during the day without contact lenses or eyeglasses. However, the results are temporary, so the patient must continue to wear the lenses regularly at night to maintain optimum results.
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. Dr Allen will need to thoroughly examine your eyes to determine which type of vision correction best fits your needs.
If you are a good candidate for laser surgery we will help you to find the right surgeon for your procedure.
Lens Exchange Surgery
Patients who do not meet the criteria for laser surgery correction may be better candidates for lens exchange surgery. This procedure is the same as cataract surgery and involves replacing the lens inside your eye. Although normally reserved for patients with cataracts, this surgery can be performed at any time. When replacing the lens, the surgeon will attempt to correct your vision to 20/20 without glasses. This can be a wonderful change for patients whose glasses prescription is too high for LASIK. Dr Allen will help you decide which if any surgical procedure is the best for your needs.
If you are a good candidate for lens exchange surgery we will help you to find the right surgeon for your procedure.
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.
Uniontown Vision Center 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 Uniontown. Schedule an appointment with Dr Matthew J Allen O.D., and we will be in touch with you shortly.