What are my options for vision correction?

If you have poor vision, you’ve likely wondered just what your options are to improve your eyesight. There are actually many great options today (some you may not have even heard of that won’t be talked about here). It’s completely unnecessary to suffer from a blurred perspective on life because even the most expensive of these options is pretty affordable.

vision-correction-optionsYou can start with glasses. Glasses are an ideal choice and you can simply put them on and see more clearly. It’s a great way to improve your vision without spending a lot of money.

Any eye doctor can prescribe the right strength of eyeglasses for your specific needs. You’ll appreciate being able to see what you’re doing without having to strain your eyes and give yourself a headache.

Another option is to use contacts. Contacts are similar to eyeglasses in that they allow you to see more clearly, however, it’s important to remember that you’ll be putting these directly on your eye.

Contacts come in a variety of interesting options including (depending on your specific vision needs) colored lenses, hard lenses, soft lenses and specialty lenses like bifocal or multi-focal lenses.

Contacts will take a bit longer to get used to and you may find that you see much more clearly with contacts than with glasses.

LASIK eye surgery is another option that many have for correcting their vision. LASIK surgery is an outpatient procedure that takes from 15 minutes to 30 minutes to perform. Click here to learn more or here to find LASIK in your area.

A surgeon will simply use a laser on your eye to adjust your eyes back to how they were when you were younger. Most people can return to work the next day and many return to work on the same day.

There are also a few newer procedures that are on the market today. A Kamra inlay will reduce the need to wear reading glasses if you’re between 45 and 60.

This small inlay is only 3.8 millimeters in diameter and it’s only 6 microns thick. Opaque with a small opening in the center it is placed (implanted) directly on the pupil of your eye.

This creates a pinhole effect like a pinhole camera and expands the range of normal vision. It can help to improve close vision while sharpening and clearing up your distance vision.

It’s usually implanted into the non-dominant eye allowing both eyes to improve in the vision and sharpen. The entire procedure only takes about 15 minutes. If you’re looking for a way to see more clearly, one of these methods is sure to help you improve on your vision.

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