At age 40, most people begin losing the ability to see up close. For patients who want to avoid glasses but are not good candidates for LASIK, lens replacement surgery can be another option. Unlike LASIK, which uses a laser to change the shape of the cornea, lens replacement surgery involves removing your natural lens and replacing it with a clear intraocular lens, or IOL. This can be a good option for patients with active lifestyles who do not want to wear glasses. Nethery Eye Associates offers a range of premium lens options, and we will help you select the best option for you based on your lifestyle and vision correction needs.
Routine Eye Care
If you suspect you may require glasses, Nethery Eye Associates offers a routine eye examination that evaluates:
- Visual acuity (eye chart test)
- Eye muscle coordination
- Light response
- Peripheral (side) vision
- Interior of the eye
- Risk of glaucoma
- Whether glasses or contact lenses are required
Call our Fort Worth office at 817-423-1800 or our Bedford office at 817-571-0046, or submit a request online to make an appointment for your vision correction needs.
If you are nearsighted, farsighted or have astigmatism, LASIK (Laser In-Situ Keratomileusis) can be a safe and effective way to correct your vision. In this procedure, the surface layer of corneal tissue is folded back from its usual position. A laser is then used to gently reshape the surface of your cornea. Once the surface layer is put back, it bonds naturally in its original position. LASIK only takes approximately five minutes to complete and can be done on an outpatient basis.
Most patients do not experience pain with LASIK and are typically able to return to normal activities the next day.
For patients who are not good candidates for LASIK due to abnormally thin corneas or other factors, Nethery Eye Associates also offers a procedure called PRK (Photo-Refractive Keratectomy).
In a PRK procedure, the cornea is not folded back. Instead, the laser is delivered directly to the cornea surface. Because the cornea needs time to heal after the procedure, recovery times can range from two days to two weeks. Once the eye heals, as many as 98% of patients achieve 20/40 vision or better.
Fort Worth Office
6551 Harris Pkwy, Ste. 200
Fort Worth, TX 76132
1604 Hospital Pkwy, Ste 104
Bedford, TX 76022