Eye Doctor in Sarasota

 Sarasota Eye Surgeon

If you want a change from wearing eyeglasses or popping contact lenses in and out, there have been many advances in vision correction and eye surgeries. Our eye doctor in Sarasota, at Dr. Shipley & Associates, is well-educated in eye surgeries and corrections that restore and protect your vision. LASIK Surgery is one of the most popular to treat low-to-high nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. The goal of LASIK, short for “Laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis”, is to produce sharper, clearer vision.

LASIK surgery can lower or eliminate the need for corrective lenses, and Dr. Shipley will consult with you to determine whether or not you are a good candidate for the procedure. LASIK surgery is a form of refractive eye surgery where our eye doctor in Sarasota creates a flap in your cornea, then reshapes it using a laser to correct focusing problems in your eye. Before your surgery, eye drops will be applied to numb the eye area in order to ease any discomfort during your surgery. LASIK is performed on each eye separately, with each eye taking only about five minutes. LASIK offers a number of benefits and can really make life easier for you as well as giving you a clearer outlook on life.

Using state-of-the-art technology, our eye doctor in Sarasota canalso diagnose all types of cataracts during a thorough eye examination and determine the best treatment for you. The lens lies behind your iris and pupil and works like a camera lens. In a properly functioning eye, light passes through your lens to the retina and once it reaches your retina, is changed into nerve signals that are sent to your brain. Your lens must be clear in order for your retina to receive a sharp image, but if it’s cloudy from a cataract the image will be blurry. Early detection of cataracts can reduce the risk of further damage and allow for a choice of treatment options. Mostly common in older people, statistics show, that by age 80, more than half of all Americans have a cataract or have had cataract surgery. Initially, stronger lighting, eyeglasses with magnifying lenses and anti-glare sunglasses can help you deal with cataracts, but if impaired vision continues to interfere with your usual activities, our eye doctor in Sarasota may suggest surgery. Refractive cataract eye surgery is generally a safe, effective procedure, which involves removing the cloudy lens and replacing it with an artificial lens.Cataract removal is one of the most common surgeries performed in the United States and is one of the safest and most effective types of surgery.

Eye Surgery Sarasota
1430 Guerneville Road, Suite 3
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
(707) 525-9920