Auburn Family Optometry, Inc. in Auburn 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 Auburn Family Optometry, Inc. in Auburn. For more specific information about lenses and frames or contacts, please visit their respective pages.
Corneal Reshaping (Orthokeratology)
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.
Watch: Corneal Reshaping (Orthokeratology)
LASIK (Laser-Assisted in Situ Keratomileusis) is a surgical procedure that uses a laser beam to reshape the cornea. Patients who are nearsighted, farsighted or astigmatic may benefit from this type of procedure.
While millions of patients have seen successful results from LASIK, 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.
Optometric Vision Therapy is:
- A progressive program of vision procedures
- Performed under doctor supervision
- Individualized to fit the visual needs of each patient
- Generally conducted in-office, in once or twice weekly sessions of 30 minutes to an hour
- Occasionally supplemented with procedures done at home between office visits
- Supported by ongoing evidence-based scientific research
Optometric Vision Therapy is not:
- Used to strengthen eye muscles
- A self-directed program of eye exercises
Vision Therapy at Auburn Family Optometry is directed by Dr. Odineal. She uses many types of specialized equipment in her Vision Therapy programs.
You can watch a short video by Web MD to get a quick look at what Vision Therapy is by clicking HERE.
Before vision therapy can begin the person must have a comprehensive eye health evaluation completed within the past year. You can schedule an appointment with any of our primary care doctors today.
Watch: Vision Therapy
Auburn Family Optometry, Inc. has the experience and equipment necessary to provide treatment, consultation and referrals for the vision correction procedures and surgeries detailed above at our office. Schedule an appointment with your eye care provider, and we will be in touch with you shortly.