Millions of people are diagnosed with a vision impairment of some kind during their lifetime. A common solution for most people is to manage vision problems using prescription eye wear, correcting their condition and allowing them to see with clarity. Many people choose to use glasses or contact lenses, but there are other options available for more permanent vision correction. Our eye doctor, Shannon Chandler, O.D., can also provide you with LASIK co-management in Las Vegas. We can recommend a corneal specialist to perform laser eye surgery that will transform your vision; we will cover a portion of the post-op care.
LASIK surgery has advanced significantly over the years – the level of precision has improved. Essentially, LASIK surgery (or laser eye surgery) uses precision lasers to reshape the cornea. Some vision problems occur due to imperfections inherent in the shape of the cornea. The cornea acts very much like the lens of a camera: The curvature and clarity of the cornea affect how clearly you see the world around you, just as the curvature and clarity of a camera lens affect the quality of the image seen. With irregularly shaped corneas, seeing objects in focus can be difficult, and the person will experience some degree of blurry vision. Many people use prescription lenses to rectify these sorts of issues. Prescription lenses provide the eye with an additional lens through which to focus. This is why each person has a unique optical prescription in order to meet his or her needs. Alternatively, LASIK can restore clear vision by completely reshaping the cornea. Dr. Chandler can recommend an experienced LASIK surgeon and also assist with your LASIK co-management in Las Vegas, here at our office. Dr. Chandler can provide a preliminary exam, an excellent referral, all while providing the post-op care necessary to make sure that the surgery and recovery are successful.
Here at the optometry office of Shannon Chandler, O.D., find out whether Las Vegas LASIK is right for you. Please call us today to set up an appointment with Dr. Chandler; we are here seven days a week to provide quality eye care.