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Vision Correction

Eyecare Associates 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 Eyecare Associates of Southern Oregon in Medford. For more specific information about lenses and frames or contacts, please visit their respective pages.

 

Pediatric Eye Examinations

A comprehensive eye exam is just as important for children as it is for adults. Many children have vision problems that, without an eye exam, remain undiagnosed, and may even be misdiagnosed as a learning disorder or developmental delay. Early identification of a child’s vision problem can be crucial because children are often more responsive to treatment when problems are diagnosed early.

Dr. Tessa Johnston is extremely skilled at performing eye health and vision exams for children. She sees patients from birth on and thoroughly enjoys working with children of all ages. We also have a wide selection of children’s frames, some with a total eyewear warranty which would replace the glasses if they break.

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, 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.

Eyecare Associates 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 Medford. Schedule an appointment with your eye care provider, and we will be in touch with you shortly.

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.

LASIK

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.