What is vision correction?
Laser vision correction surgery, such as LASIK and other similar treatments, has made huge advancements in recent years and has grown in popularity thanks to its safe, effective approach. Laser vision surgery is no longer feared as a procedure that may cause pain or is experimental, but one that can restore vision and change a person's life in a matter of minutes. Laser vision procedures can eliminate the need for glasses or contact lenses and allow a person to have crystal clear vision for years. Board-certified ophthalmologist Dr. Stephen Wilmarth has over 35 years of experience in assessing the eye to determine if laser vision correction is an option for treatment, as well as many years of experience performing laser treatments such as LASIK. If patients are considering permanent vision correction, it’s important to see an experienced LASIK surgeon. Please call Wilmarth Eye and Laser Center in Roseville, CA today to receive a complimentary consultation.
Can eyesight be corrected?
Overall, the objective of laser vision correction is to restore a person's eyesight to the highest level possible and eliminate the need for corrective lenses. Before receiving treatment, Dr. Wilmarth will first determine the overall health of the eye and check for diseases, infections, or other conditions, as well as measure the thickness of the cornea and discuss any previous surgeries or eye operations. Issues found will be treated prior to performing any kind of laser procedure. Patients must also be over 18 years of age and possess stable vision for at least a year prior to the treatment. Laser vision correction addresses these specific issues that are common among patients who wear glasses and contact lenses:
- Nearsightedness (myopia)
- Farsightedness (hyperopia)
- Loss of near vision with age (presbyopia)
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"I came home from seeing you (Dr. Wilmarth) today and sat down at the piano and opened my music and I could see it very well, and I started playing. And then I had to stop because I was just crying and crying and crying. Thank you for restoring my ability to see my music!"- L.B. / Office Visit / Mar 10, 2021
Vision Correction FAQ
How many people need vision correction?
According to Jobson Research, as many as 61% of Americans need some type of vision correction.
What are the most common types of vision problems?
- 30% of people have myopia (nearsightedness)
- 5 – 10% have hyperopia (farsightedness)
- 33% have stigmatism (imperfect curvature of the eye)
- 80% of adults over the age of 40 have some degree of presbyopia (age-related farsightedness)
What are the most common types of vision correction?
- Contact lenses
- LASIK surgery
- Photorefractive keratectomy (PRK)
- Visian ICL
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Restore Your Vision
Laser vision correction is an effective way to attain long-lasting restoration for your eyesight. Put away your glasses and contact lenses in favor of a hassle-free method that only takes a few minutes per session. Call our office in Roseville, CA to learn more about our innovative laser procedures.
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