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Vision Correction in Lubbock
If you're a West Texas resident with less-than-perfect vision, you need Lubbock vision correction to restore visual clarity. The VisionCenter of West Texas in Lubbock provides treatment, consultation and referrals for several vision correction surgeries and procedures. Our Lubbock optometrists – Dr. R. Randall Reber, Dr. Nolan C. Riley, Dr. Kelly D. Fallin and Dr. Karley J. Dunham – have skills, training and experience needed to help you see clearly.
Take a look at the variety of vision correction techniques you have to choose from.
Low Vision Therapy
Low vision refers to a partial loss of vision that can't 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.
When you visit our Lubbock eye doctor for low vision therapy, expect to receive an evaluation of your visual abilities, a prescription of low vision devices and training on how to use them. The goal is to maximize your available vision for reading, writing, hobbies and using a computer.
Optos Retinal Exam
Annual eye exams are important to maintain your eye health, but an Optos retinal exam takes this one step further. A special machine produces a detailed image of your eye as unique as your fingerprint. This tells our Lubbock optometrist how healthy your retina is. Such an exam is an effective method for spotting diseases such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, retinal tears or detachments, which we can then begin treating.
Ortho K "Corneal Reshaping"
Orthokeratology, or Ortho-K, is a process for correcting myopia (nearsightedness) and mild astigmatism. This is done by gently reshaping your corneas with special contact lenses you wear overnight. The goal is to experience clear vision during the day without wearing contact lenses or eyeglasses. Remember, the results are temporary, so you must continue to wear your Ortho-K "Corneal Reshaping" lenses each night (or sometimes every other night) to maintain optimum results.
LASIK (Laser-Assisted in Situ Keratomileusis) is a popular type of eye surgery that uses a laser beam to reshape your corneas and restore clear vision. Whether you're nearsighted, farsighted or astigmatic, you may benefit from this procedure. However, it's not right for everyone. Your Lubbock optometrist will perform a thorough eye exam to determine your eligibility. Certain conditions such as glaucoma, cataracts, keratoconus, corneal disease, and certain retinal and optic nerve diseases may disqualify you. If LASIK turns out not to be an option, Ortho-K is often a good alternative.
Contact a Lubbock Optometrist
No matter what eye care services you need, a Lubbock optometrist can help restore visual clarity to improve your quality of life. The VisionCenter of West Texas has the experience and equipment necessary to treat these vision correction procedures and surgeries or refer you to another office to have the treatment performed there. Contact us online or call (806) 793-1927 to schedule an appointment with a Lubbock eye doctor today.