Fremont Optometric Group in Fremont 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 Fremont Optometric Group in Fremont. For more specific information about lenses and frames or contacts, please visit their respective pages.
Corneal Reshaping (Orthokeratology)
The fundamental technology for Corneal refractive therapy (CRT) or Orthokeratology (Ortho-K) has been around for many years. The basic idea is that by wearing a rigid lens on the cornea overnight it will gently reshape the cornea thinner in center than on the periphery. The cornea retains that shape throughout the day and the patient enjoys clear vision without the use of glasses or contacts. A side benefit is that studies show CRT/Ortho-K lenses can help to slow progression of myopia (LORIC, CRAYON)
- freedom from glasses and contacts during the day
- made of highly oxygen permeable material during overnight wear
- studies support CRT as a method of myopia control
We’ve found that CRT is a great option for many of our patients. There are some limitations based on corneal curvature and prescription, but your doctor will be happy to discuss with you if you are a good candidate.
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.
Fremont Optometric Group 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 Fremont. Schedule an appointment with your eye care provider, and we will be in touch with you shortly.