If you need vision correction there are several options that you can choose from including eyeglasses, contact lenses and even refractory laser surgery, such as LASIK. Our San Antonio eye specialist Dr. Dawn Rakich, OD can advise you on the best vision correction selection for you. Dr. Rakich will conduct a comprehensive eye examination using our state-of-the-art diagnostic optic technology. This exam will pinpoint any vision deficiencies and prescribe the proper correction but will also look for any abnormalities in the eye’s structure as well as detect and diagnose any current or developing eye diseases.
For those patients that do not want to wear eyeglasses or bother using contact lenses or aren’t good candidates for LASIK surgery our San Antonio eye specialist has another option for improving your vision – Visian implantable contact lenses, used to correct myopia (nearsightedness) and astigmatism. Visian lenses are made of Collamer, a biocompatible material that is designed to be placed near the eye for long lasting vision correction. A surgeon places the Visian lenses behind the colored iris and in front of the eye’s natural lens. So, instead of placing a regular contact lens in front of the whole eye the Visian lens is still placed in front of the eye’s lens but just behind the iris where it stays for a long time. The procedure takes about 15 minutes and is performed on an outpatient basis. What makes the Visian lens different from refractory surgery is that LASIK and other refractory procedures change the shape of the eye’s cornea, which doesn’t occur with Visian lenses.
According to our San Antonio eye specialist, the Visian implantable lenses are removable, making the procedure reversible. This is important since the eye may change over time necessitating a different vision correction the Visian implantable lenses can also be changed to match the new vision correction. Make an appointment with our doctor to see if Visian implantable contact lenses are a good option for your vision needs.