Wearing glasses or contact lenses is a necessity for those who do not have perfect 20/20 vision. Though vision correction allows for those with impairments to see clearly and correctly, it still is not the same as not having to rely on tools and appliance to do so. Here at Heritage Eye Care, we can not only screen your eyes to assess your overall eye health, test your visual acuity and provide you with the proper glasses or contact lenses, but our Arlington eye doctor can also provide you with LASIK surgery consultations.
LASIK surgery allows for patients to do away with vision correction appliances entirely. If you are interested in exploring your vision options, schedule a visit here at Heritage Eye Care with our Arlington eye doctor, Dr. Nancy Opara, today. Before discussing what options are available and would be best for you, Dr. Opara will conduct a thorough and gentle eye exam to determine your health, your visual acuity, and to identify any possible conditions. Not only does an exam screen for your overall eye health, it will also determine what vision correction options are available to you. Once Dr. Opara has conducted your examination, she will then discuss with you what preferences you may have and what the benefits are of the options available to you, including a LASIK surgery consultation.
LASIK surgery aims to provide successful vision restoration by reshaping the cornea, allowing for light to travel more directly through the pupil to the retina at the back of the eye. Vision correction is often needed because the shape of the eye is not as spherical. Though not everyone’s eyes are perfectly round, irregularities in shape lead to conditions such as nearsightedness and farsightedness. LASIK surgery corrects this shape by cutting a clap in the corneal tissue so that the cornea can be reshaped.
Discussing your eye health and concerns with our Arlington eye doctor will provide enormous insight as to whether LASIK surgery is right for you. Some people may not qualify for LASIK surgery due to conditions such as a weak cornea and these must be identified before further steps are taken. It is important that every base is covered during an exam before more permanent methods of treatment are explored. Dr. Opara is here at Heritage Eye Care to thoroughly discuss your current and future vision health.