Choosing the Right Vision Solutions for Your Life – Advice from Dr. Schumer
Contributed by: Dr. James Schumer, Ophthalmologist and Founder ReVision LASIK & Cataract Surgery
Vision effects every aspect of life. Reading text messages, driving, watching your child score a goal, swimming, seeing the alarm clock – all are typical activities but each is uniquely important. Sight is one of our most precious senses used constantly during every waking moment.
Take a Proactive Approach
A proactive approach to eye health is the first step to enjoying clear vision. Annual eye exams are important to ensure the eye is healthy, functioning properly and free from disease. Having a healthy eye is essential when considering any kind of vision correction procedure such as LASIK.
Individuals seeking freedom from eyeglasses and contact lenses are often good candidates to reap the long-term benefits of LASIK. Even those with high prescriptions for nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism can now enjoy the comfort and convenience of clear vision free from corrective lenses. With today’s state-of-the-art technology, LASIK is a quick procedure that requires minimal recovery time and allows patients to begin enjoying the benefits of clear vision almost immediately following the procedure.
LASIK is one of many vision correction solutions available to help reduce dependency on glasses and contacts. PRK and implantable contact lens procedures are good options for people who are not candidates for LASIK. It’s important to have a personal consultation and speak with an Ophthalmologist to determine which procedure is right for you.
Have a Personal Conversation with your Surgeon
Ophthalmologists use diagnostic tests to help determine which procedure is appropriate, but discussing a patient’s lifestyle is equally important. Lifestyle helps direct a customized plan of care for your vision that compliments the activities you perform on a daily basis as well as extracurricular activities you enjoy. Have this conversation with a surgeon you trust prior to the procedure. It gives you the opportunity to become more educated and allows the Ophthalmologist to establish clear expectations.
Making an investment in your vision delivers life-long benefits. As technology advances, the scope of people achieving lasting visual freedom with procedures like LASIK continues to grow. To explore the possibility of enjoying life free from glasses and contacts, use the complimentary consultation services available at most LASIK vision correction providers.