People who have poor vision are constantly seeking ways to improve it. There are many vision correction options and you can ask your doctor which is best for your condition. Here are some of them:
The first and best working solution that is prescribed for poor vision is wearing eye glasses. They are safe and very easy to use for people of all ages. They are available in a variety of designs and colors and you can match them with your outfit or even use them as accessories. You can put them on or take them off without having to worry about incurring an eye infection.
Eye glasses aren’t the best option for people who are completely dependent on their visionary aides. This is because glasses become useless in foggy or rainy weather. They can also cause a lot of problems if the wearer breaks or loses them.
Since the arrival of contacts, people prefer using them for vision correction instead of glasses. This is because they provide clear, unobstructed view, peripherally as well as in rain and fog. Another benefit of wearing lenses is that since they are inserted in the eye at the start of the day, you don’t have to worry about cleaning them or taking them out, until the end of the day. They do require proper maintenance though, if you want them to last long and not cause eye infection. You can even wear sunglasses without having to get prescription sunglasses.
People who have allergies or some other eye infection should avoid wearing lenses. Another problem with contacts is that they can be used for a particular time only. If over used or used after expiry date, they can result in blindness.
Laser surgery is becoming more and more common because people prefer having a clear vision without the need of any visionary aid. There are many different options of laser or refractor surgery for vision correction. Surgery is performed depending on which type of vision problem you have. Some of the most common surgeries are:
- LASIK: Laser In-situ Keratomileusis is the most popular form of eye surgery. It can be done for patients with nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. It is easy, involves less danger to the cornea and heals faster.
- SBK: Sub-Bowman’s Keratomilusis is comparatively more advanced than LASIK. The risks are less and the vision improves more quickly. It is best for people who have moderate forms of nearsightedness, shortsightedness and astigmatism.
- PRK: Photo-Refractive Keratectomy is recommended to those who have large pupils, thin corneas and can’t have LASIK.
- LASEK or ASA: Laser Epithelial Keratomileusis or Advanced Surface Ablation is another form of laser surgery for vision correction.
- Intacs: Intracorneal Ring Segment is not a laser treatment, but rather a surgical procedure in which a ring is placed on the edge of cornea. People who lose their vision due to irregular astigmatism might benefit from this procedure.
Whichever option you choose for vision correction, make sure you talk to your doctor about it before getting it done.