Alternate Vision Correction
Vision correction is a general term used to describe the options available for correcting your vision to 20/20. Glasses and contacts are what most patients request but there are other procedures available. Most of these procedures or the procedure follow-ups are offered at Rockford Family Eyecare. For more information, contact us or schedule an exam today.
How would you like to have the freedom of not wearing contacts or glasses, yet still see clearly? With orthokeratology you can do just that. Orthokeratology is a procedure for correcting myopia (nearsightedness) and mild astigmatism by gently reshaping the cornea with special contact lenses that you wear on your eyes overnight. When successful, you will experience clear vision during the day without contact lenses or eyeglasses. However, the results are temporary so you must continue to wear the lenses regularly at night to maintain optimum results. Most optometrists perscribe soft and RGP contacts but not all are certified in perscribing orthokeratology lenses. At Rockford Family Eyecare, we see this as a great option for giving you laser-like vision with out the risk of surgery. Ask us about this great option in vision correction.
LASIK and PRK
LASIK (Laser-Assisted in Situ Keratomileusis) or PRK (Photorefractive keratectomy) are surgical procedures that use a laser beam to reshape the cornea. Depending upon your prescription, LASIK and PRK may be options for you if you are nearsighted, farsighted, or have astigmatism. If you are interested in LASIK or PRK, your optometrists at Rockford Family Eyecare can evaluate your eyes to determine which type of vision correction best fits your needs and further educate you on the risks and benefits.