Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Vision Quality: LASIK vs. Ortho-K Contact lenses

Michelson Laser Vision at UAB-Highlands in Birmingham provides laser eye surgery for vision correction options to help with everyday vision problems such as nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. LASIK enables patients to see clearly at a distance without being dependent on glasses or contact lenses.

Another vision correction option is “Ortho-K” Contact Lenses or Orthokeratology. This option utilizes contact lenses to temporarily reshape the cornea to enable wearers to see at distance, being independent of eyeglasses and contacts for periods of time throughout the day.  Patients who need good vision often as which is a better vision correction method? Visual performance was assessed by researchers recently reporting in the journal Cornea between Orthokeratology Ortho-K contact lenses and LASIK for the treatment of low-to-moderate myopia. The results of the comparison? LASIK was determined to provide notably better vision correction results in this study vs. Ortho-K of low-to-moderate myopia.  

If you or someone you know is tired of wearing glasses to see clearly at distance, you are encouraged to schedule a Free Consultation at Michelson Laser Vision in Birmingham by calling 205-969-8100, visiting Michelson Laser Vision or www.facebook.com/michelsonlaservision.

Michelson Laser Vision and Alabama Eye & Cataract Center are leading eye care centers in Birmingham located at UAB-Highlands, 1201 11th Avenue S, Suite 501, Birmingham, Alabama 35205.