After three years since we first opened our doors in Rochester, Michigan Ophthalmology is thrilled to announce that we will be growing! In order to meet increase demand and provide a more personalized patient experience for those needing cataract or refractive surgery, we will be expanding our footprint in the Medical Building to create a state-of-the-art cataract and refractive laser procedure suite! We have partnered with iOR Partners (Kansas City, MO) who has designed and built nearly 75 office-based eye procedure suites across the country, and Michigan Ophthalmology will be the first in Michigan to partner with iOR Partners to offer this safe and convenient option for our patients who desire cataract surgery, LASIK, SMILE, EVO ICL surgery, or refractive lens exchange.
Do you desire a life where you aren't dependent on glasses or contacts? With RxSight's Light-Adjustable Lens, your dream can become a reality! Patients whom desire cataract surgery or refractive lens exchange (RLE) now have an even better option of achieving spectacle independence.
With the recent FDA approvals of the Vuity eye drop for presbyopia and the EVO Visian ICL, patients have even more options for reducing their dependence on glasses and contacts. Contact lens intolerance can cause significant chronic eye dryness and irritation, but many patients are still hesitant to proceed with laser vision correction such as LASIK. Some are ready to take the leap with LASIK and experience the benefits of vision correction, but are not a candidate for laser vision correction due to thin corneas.
Does LASIK Wear Off?
This is a common question we hear from patients who are experiencing blurring of their near vision many years after having laser vision correction (LVC) such PRK, LASIK, or SMILE. An explanation follows below, but the short answer is no, the LASIK did not wear off!
Laser vision procedures alter the shape of the cornea (the clear ocular surface) to change the power of the eye and eliminate the need for glasses.
The FDA has now approved the more advanced EVO Visian ICL, which can provide the even better visual outcomes but with even fewer risks. The EVO ICL is an implantable collagen-polymer lens that is placed by an experienced surgeon right behind the iris.
Historically, patients needing cataract surgery were subject to needing a weeks-long regimen of 2-3 different eye drop prescriptions to help prevent infection and inflammation. Recent advances now allow for select patients to heal after cataract surgery without the need for drops.
I frequently get asked by patients how I choose which contact lenses to use. Today I thought I would share a glimpse into my thought process. The contact lens industry is always evolving but after many years of fitting contact lenses this is how I’ve made sense of it all.
We are often asked how a contact lens exam is different than a comprehensive eye exam and why there is an extra cost associated with it. While both exams look at the overall health of the eye, a contact lens exam does this but with one key difference – it includes a contact lens evaluation.
You're doing your part by wearing a mask, but with colder temperatures your glasses lenses continue to fog up. Sound familiar? Many patients are exploring alternative ways to correct their vision, including the safe and effective non- surgical option of contact lenses.
Vivity IOL Coming Soon!
Need cataract surgery and want more out of your vision? Patients now have a new option for vision correction that mimimizes post-operative glare and halos. Give us a call today to speak with one of our consultants to see if Vivity may be right for you!