Dr. Chandler 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 Alabama Vision Source . For more specific information about lenses and frames or contacts, please visit their respective pages.
This refers to any laser or surgical procedure that corrects your vision so that glasses or contact lenses are not needed for clear vision. Dr. Chandler encourages his patients to consider these procedures when traditional forms of vision correction are not appropriate or adequate. Dr. Chandler provides pre-operative, referral and post-operative care for all forms of refractive surgery.
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. The procedure is safe and effective in the hands of an experienced surgeon using the newest generation lasers.
Clear Lens Extraction: removal of the natural lens, the same procedure as is done with cataract surgery, is sued to correct large prescriptions and is sometimes the preferred procedure especially if early cataracts are developing (which renders other procedures less useful).
ICL is a surgical procedure in which an implant is placed inside the eye to correct extremely high prescriptions that are not well suited for LASIK. It offers exceptional vision without many of the negative effects of LASIK that occurs on extremely high prescriptions.
INTACS are corneal implants used in certain corneal diseases such as keratoconus to improve post surgical correction with regular eyewear or contact lenses.
Dr. Chandler can thoroughly examine your eyes to determine if any of these procedures are right for you. Please ask if you are interested. He will review all available procedures and the likelihood of success with these procedure(s) in your individual case.
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.
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 and 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.
Dr. Chandler 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 Jacksonville. Schedule an appointment with your eye care provider, and we will be in touch with you shortly.