Recommended eye exams can range from three months to two years. In cases of Diabetes, Macular Degeneration and cataracts it is recommended every year. Non-changing prescriptions are usually every two years.
What is a cataract? What are their Symptoms and how do I know if I need surgery?
Cataracts are a cloudy film of protein that occurs to the lens of the eye. Blurred Vision and increased glare are common symptoms. Surgery is only required if the cataract is impairing vision significantly and the doctor will help decide if necessary.
What should I bring to my eye exam?
Any Glasses that you wear on a regular basis. If you wear contacts, it is preferable to the doctor to wear them into the exam and if you are a new patient to bring boxes from the previous prescription. Additionally, please bring a list of all medications currently prescribed for all conditions.
For new patients, please arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time.
At what age should I bring my children in for their first eye exam?
Children should be evaluated for a comprehensive eye evaluation before starting kindergarten. If there is a genetic eye condition it is recommended that they are seen before the age of three. Children should be seen immediately if there is a noticeable eye turn or white pupil.
I would like to try contacts, what is my next step?
When scheduling an appointment just let the office staff know you are interested in trying contact lenses. Appropriate time will be scheduled the normal adaptation process usually takes about 21 days.
Can I still receive an eye exam without insurance? Why does it seem so pricey?
Yes you absolutely can visit us at Osius Vision for all of your eye health care needs. We pride ourselves in quality service and products always and your eye care and satisfaction is our number one priority. This is why we use some of the finest labs in the country to ensure your product is designed correctly with the newest available technology.
How does bladeless LASIK work?
In the first step of the LASIK procedure, a flap of corneal tissue is created and then gently folded back. By creating a flap, the surgeon is able to perform the laser vision correction treatment on the inner layer of the cornea, allowing for rapid visual recovery.This flap can be created using a microkeratome, a mechanical device that utilizes a blade. In a Bladeless LASIK procedure, the surgeon uses a computer-controlled laser to create the corneal flap. In Bladeless LASIK, the laser allows customization of the flap.
The laser accounts for the natural curvature of the cornea, by creating a flap of uniform thickness.In recent studies done by IntraLase, this technology may now make it possible to treat patients with LASIK who were previously dismissed as candidates due to thin corneas.
What is Custom LASIK?
While conventional LASIK has been a complete revolution in vision correction, the latest in laser vision correction technology is called Custom LASIK. Corneas are like fingerprints--detailed, unique and no two are alike. This uniqueness creates distortions that Conventional LASIK is not designed to treat.
Custom LASIK provides an additional level of data about your vision requirements using wavefront technology. Using wavefront technology, an analyzer projects waves of light into the eye. A customized map is created for each individual eye.
Digital technology identifies and measures imperfections 25 times more precise than Conventional LASIK to offer higher levels of precision and treatment access.In clinical studies, Custom LASIK has been able to provide patients with:
A greater chance of having 20/20 vision.The potential for better vision than is possible with contacts or glasses.Less incidence of glare and halos. Potentially better overall vision, even at night.
Am I a Candidate for LASIK?
The age which a person can receive these procedures varies. However 23-25 years of age is the average age of the procedure. Being in good health and free of eye disease such as cataracts, glaucoma or keratoconus. Your prescription should be stable for at least one year, before considering LASIk. Make an appt. today to find out if you are a candidate for LASIK.