There are several types of eye surgeries that can help restore or improve people’s vision. If you’ve noticed changes in your vision, then you should have an optometrist or an ophthalmologist examine your eyes to diagnose the problem. Here are three procedures that they may recommend for you.
Cataract Eye Surgery
Cataracts usually develop in older people’s eyes and interfere with their vision. Cataracts are usually visible on the eye and they can cause blurry or cloudy vision and vision loss if they are not treated. Fortunately, patients can have cataract laser surgery at an eye surgery center in Oahu to remove the cataracts and replace the damaged lenses.
If you wear glasses and find them to be inconvenient or just want to be free of them, then having LASIK surgery can help you. LASIK can correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism with laser surgery that alters the cornea. This surgery can be performed at the eye surgery center at the Hawaii Vision Clinic if you no longer wish to wear glasses or contact lenses to correct your vision.
When you have a vision test at an optometrist’s office, they will usually do a test that involves blowing a puff of air into your eye. It is an eye pressure test that is done to check for conditions such as glaucoma, which is a series of eye diseases that can cause blindness. Fortunately, glaucoma is usually treatable with surgery. There are also procedures that can be done at an eye surgery center to prevent the side effects of glaucoma, such as the clogging of the eye’s drainage system.
Along with surgeries to correct or restore vision, there are also several types of cosmetic eye surgery. If you have concerns about your vision, schedule an eye appointment to discuss them with an eye specialist.