Annandale EyeCare in Annandale provides treatment, consultation and referrals for these common vision correction surgeries and 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 Annandale EyeCare in Annandale, VA. For more specific information about eyeglasses (frames and lenses) or contact lenses, please visit their respective pages.
LASIK Eye Surgery and PRK Eye Surgery
LASIK (Laser-Assisted in Situ Keratomileusis) and Photo Refractive Keratectomy (PRK) are surgical procedures that uses a laser to reshape the cornea. Patients who are nearsighted, farsighted or astigmatic may benefit from these types of procedures.
While millions of patients have seen successful results from LASIK and PRK, the procedure is not right for everyone. Your optometrist will need to thoroughly examine your eyes to determine which type of vision correction best fits your needs.
STAAR Visian Implantable Collamer Lens (ICL)
This internal contact lens type device was designed as a surgical alternative for those patients that aren't good LASIK or PRK candidates. Typically because the prescription is too high or the cornea is too thin or too flat. This implantable lens is surgically placed in front of the eye's natural lens and behind the iris
Corneal Reshaping (Orthokeratology) - Corneal Refractive Therapy (CRT)
Orthokeratology is a procedure for correcting myopia (nearsightedness) and mild astigmatism by gently reshaping the cornea with special contact lenses, which the patient places in his or her eyes overnight.
When successful, patients will experience clear vision during the day without contact lenses or eyeglasses. However, the results are temporary, so the patient must continue to wear the lenses regularly at night to maintain optimum results.
Low Vision Therapy
Low vision is a general term that refers to a partial loss of vision that cannot 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.
Low vision therapy typically includes an evaluation of the patient’s visual abilities, prescription of low vision devices and training in their use. The goal is to maximize the use of the patient’s available vision for reading, writing, hobbies and work-related tasks such as working at a computer.
Annandale EyeCare 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 Annandale. Schedule an appointment with your eye care provider, and we will be in touch with you shortly.
Shop for Eye Care Products Online
Buy your favorite contact lenses and other eye care products in our online store. Clear vision has never been easier.
Get started! Browse our online shop!