Alva Vision Clinic in Alva provides treatment, consultation and referrals for these common vision correction surgeries and procedures.
Vision correction is a general term used to describe a variety of optometric techniques for correcting less-than-perfect vision. For your convenience, we have included a brief description of some of the most common vision correction procedures offered at Alva Vision Clinic in Alva. For more specific information about lenses and frames or contacts, please visit their respective pages.
Corneal Reshaping (Orthokeratology)
Orthokeratology is a procedure for correcting myopia (nearsightedness) and mild astigmatism by gently reshaping the cornea with special contact lenses, which the patient places in his or her eyes overnight.
When successful, patients will experience clear vision during the day without contact lenses or eyeglasses. The results are temporary, so the patient must continue to wear the lenses regularly at night to maintain optimum results. Orthokeratology is an excellent option for patients who play sports and for those who struggle wearing other types of daily contact lenses.
LASIK (Laser-Assisted in Situ Keratomileusis) is a surgical procedure that uses a laser beam to reshape the cornea. Patients who are nearsighted, farsighted or astigmatic may benefit from this type of procedure.
While millions of patients have seen successful results from LASIK, the procedure is not right for everyone. Your optometrist will need to thoroughly examine your eyes to determine which type of vision correction best fits your needs.
The doctors and staff at Alva Vision Clinic partner with nJoy Vision in Oklahoma City and Tulsa for laser vision correction. The doctors atAlva Vision Clinic can provide your pre- and post-operative care!
Low Vision Therapy
Low vision is a general term that refers to a partial loss of vision that cannot be adequately corrected with eyeglasses, contact lenses, medications or surgery. Common causes of low vision include macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, inherited retinal degenerative diseases, glaucoma and optic nerve atrophy. Low vision can be very debilitating and cause patient’s to lose independence in day-to-day living.
Low vision therapy typically includes an evaluation of the patient’s visual abilities, prescription of low vision devices and magnifiers and training in their use. The goal is to give patients as much independence and comfort as possible.
80% of learning happens through vision! There are many vision problems that go beyond seeing “20/20”. Many of these problems can be corrected or improved through a vision therapy program.
Vision therapy is a type of physical therapy for vision conditions that cannot be corrected with glasses or contact lenses alone. After a comprehensive vision exam, the doctor will prescribe a series of exercises and games that are done both in the office and at home to teach the eyes and brain to work together better. Vision therapy improves patients’ visual function and performance. It is generally done in children, but adults have reported excellent success, also.
Some conditions that can be treated with vision therapy include strabismus, amblyopia, convergence insufficiency, accommodative dysfunction, and oculomotor dysfunction. See the vision problems tab for more information on these conditions.
Alva Vision Clinic has the experience and equipment necessary to provide treatment, consultation and referrals for the vision correction procedures, surgeries, and therapy detailed above at our office in Alva. Schedule an appointment with Troy Smith O.D. and we will be in touch with you shortly.