Tens of millions of people in this country wear eyeglasses or contact lenses to correct refractory errors in their eyes that cause distant objects to appear blurry and out of focus. Our eye specialist near Napa CA Dr. Les Shipley, OD and his associates have been prescribing vision corrections in the form of eyeglasses and contact lenses to the residents of the community for over 30 years. Now our practice is helping many of these same patients throw away their glasses and pop out their contact lenses for good.
Nearsightedness, or myopia, is a refractory error where the curvature of the cornea relative to the size of the eyeball and lens forces the light coming into the eye to be focused at a point in front of the retina instead of directly upon the retina. Eyeglasses and contact lenses both compensate for this error. Our eye specialist near Napa CA can change the focal point of light so that it is directly on the retina through the use of laser surgery, especially LASIK surgery. What LASIK does is physically change the curvature of the retina. Our facility offers the state-of-the–art laser technology. Our practice uses a custom wavelength LASIK procedure that can correct both refractory errors and the small irregularities that older laser procedures could not correct. Our doctor first uses a laser to cut a small flap in the cornea and then uses the wavelength LASIK laser to reshape the cornea. The whole process is painless and most patients will see real vision improvement in just a few days.
LASIK is not the right answer for everyone’s eyes so our eye specialist near Napa CA will perform a free screening evaluation on each potential patient’s eyes in order to determine if they are a good candidate for the procedure and discuss with the patient the expected outcome as well as all the details of what to expect during and after the procedure. In most cases the refractory error is sufficiently corrected so that they can see clearly without glasses, although reading glasses may still be necessary. Call our office for a free evaluation.