About Vision Correction
For most of us who wear prescription eyewear, we’ve looked into laser vision correction, but few ever looked into why their eyes lost their vision in the first place!
Let’s Start with the Beginning
Many children grow up with healthy eyesight, but as they grow older, visual challenges can affect the way they view the world. For example, myopia or nearsightedness can cause objects like a blackboard to become blurry. Eyeglasses or contact lenses can correct these refractive errors to bring their vision back into focus, but they don’t correct the visual problem. As long as one wears eyeglasses to correct their vision, their eyes will continue to worsen and lead to stronger prescriptions.
While LASIK or laser vision correction promises to permanently correct one’s vision when they reach adulthood, the side effects involved are often glossed over or ignored by LASIK surgeons. Although the risks are low, the risks involved typically cause more harm than good. Plus, LASIK surgery doesn’t last forever. Often, people need touch-ups or enhancements later on. Presbyopia (farsightedness) for nearly everyone over 40 will happen and force a person to yet again wear eyeglasses or contacts.
Our vision is so precious to our lives. From the moment we wake up in the morning until we go to bed at night, our eyesight never takes time off. We appreciate every second of visual clarity.
Aren’t there better options available?
Instead of settling for laser vision correction that can risk your visual clarity, other options of vision correction are available, which are safe, effective, and even more lasting than laser vision correction! There’s even vision correction for children!
Vision Correction through Orthokeratology
Orthokeratology is a contact lens technology that molds the cornea into the ideal shape through customized overnight contact lenses. Not only can orthokeratology correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and even some astigmatism, but your vision remains crystal clear throughout the day. LASIK surgery does correct your vision, but the effects vary year by year, and many individuals notice their eyes slowly reverting to blurry vision as they hit their 40s and 50s.
Orthokeratology, however, can be worn continuously for effective vision correction no matter how your eyes may change. Plus, this form of vision correction can be worn by children and will actually slow the effects of myopia. Meaning, your child will be able to retain their vision naturally, so when they reach adulthood, their vision has barely, if at all, changed.
Vision Therapy and Vision Correction
One of the root causes of nearsightedness is the lack of visual skill. Young children naturally build their visual muscles and focusing skills. However, their brain needs time to accurately adjust their vision between close and far distances. Children who spend most of their time indoors can end up overworking their closeup vision and never fully develop their distance vision. A child deprived of outdoor activities, as shown through research, is a leading cause of myopia in children.
Although orthokeratology can reshape the eyes to force the cornea to focus, vision therapy can help a child develop their near and distance vision by addressing the true root cause — the brain.
Vision therapy exercises have successfully helped numerous children and adults improve their vision and treat learning disabilities, attention deficit disorder, reading problems, and essential visual skills involved in everyday life.
Schedule a consultation today to learn about vision correction that lasts.