Basin EyeCare Center in Klamath Falls provides treatment, consultation and referrals for these common vision correction 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 Basin EyeCare Center in Klamath Falls. For more specific information about lenses and frames or contacts, please visit their respective pages.
Corneal Reshaping (Orthokeratology)
Orthokeratology, commonly referred to as Ortho-K, is a procedure for correcting myopia (nearsightedness) and mild astigmatism by gently reshaping the cornea with specialized contact lenses. Typically these contact lenses are worn overnight.
With consistent wear, patients will be able to experience continued clear vision without contact lenses or eyeglasses. However, the results are dependent on regular nighttime wear of the shaping lenses.
Orthokeratology is a good solution for patients that are unable to receive Refractive Laser Eye Surgery due to one of the following:
- Thin or irregular corneas
- High refractive errors
- Unstable vision
- Severe dry eye
Inquire about this treatment at your next appointment determine if you are good candidate.
Refractive Laser Eye Surgery
Refractive laser eye surgery describes a group of surgical procedures that utilize high-powered precision lasers to reshape the cornea.
Basin EyeCare Center offers pre-operation examinations and post-operation management for laser eye surgery patients. With referral relationships with leading specialists.
There are 3 major types of refractive laser eye surgery:
- LASIK – Laser-assisted in situ Keratomileusis
- PRK – Photorefractive Keratectomy
- SMILE – Small Incision Lenticule Extraction
Dependent on eligibility, patients who are nearsighted, farsighted, or astigmatic may benefit from this type of procedure.
While millions of patients have seen successful results from refractive laser eye procedures, the procedures are not right for everyone. The optometrist will need to thoroughly examine your eyes to determine which type of vision correction will best fits your needs.
Low Vision Exams
Low vision refers to a partial loss of vision in which eyeglass, contact lens, or surgical correction is not adequate.
Common causes of low vision include:
- Macular degeneration
- Diabetic retinopathy
- Inherited retinal degenerative diseases
- Optic nerve atrophy
During a low vision exam, the optometrist evaluates the patient’s visual abilities and determines the best course of treatment. The patient is then referred out to a low vision specialist who handles the prescription of low vision devices and training.
The goal of low vision therapy is to maximize the use of patient’s available vision for activities such as:
- Computer work
Basin EyeCare Center 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 Klamath Falls. Schedule an appointment with Robert Creed, O.D. or Alex Hutzell, O.D., and we will be in touch with you shortly.