May Vision Center in Waunakee and Reedsburg provide 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 May Vision Center in Waunakee and Reedsburg. 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. The results are reversible, 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. 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.
May 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 offices in Waunakee and Reedsburg. Schedule an appointment with David K. May OD or Sara M. Winkler OD, and we will be in touch with you shortly.
Myopia or nearsightedness is becoming more common among young children and teenagers. It is anticipated that half the population will be nearsighted by the year 2050. What does this mean? Quickly progressing and moderate to high levels of nearsightedness put the eye at risk for eye disease and complications such as retinal detachments, retinal degeneration, glaucoma and early cataracts. What can be done? Based on recent studies, there are now in-office treatment options available that have shown to slow progression of nearsightedness. To find out more, please schedule a consultation with David K. May OD or Sara M. Winkler OD. You can also visit http://www.managemyopia.org for FAQs, research articles and additional background information on myopic progression.