Treatments for Nearsightedness
By Jeffrey Schultz on September 25, 2018
Vision impairment is one of the most common medical conditions in the United States. Small imperfections in the shape of the cornea can make it difficult to focus images up close or from a distance. Whether a patient suffers from nearsightedness or another condition, treatment is important.
Dr. Jeffrey E. Schultz offers multiple treatments for nearsightedness so that his Cleveland, OH patients can choose an option that is best-suited to their unique needs and desires. Whether patients want eyewear that will effectively correct their vision while enhancing their style, contact lenses to discreetly correct vision, or a treatment option that leaves them free of prescription lenses during the day, they can find what they are looking for at Lifetime Eye Care.
Despite the many advances in the field of vision correction, many patients still opt to treat refractive errors with prescription eyeglasses. Eyeglasses are one of the most affordable and reliable options for nearsightedness. Additionally, many patients like how eyeglasses can complement their look and give them a chance to show off their style.
At Lifetime Eye Care, we offer a wide range of lens options, including free-form progressive lenses and designer frames. We work with each patient to find a lens and frame that provides the ideal balance of fit, style, and function.
One of the greatest benefits of eyeglasses is that they are easy to change if patients need a new vision prescription or decide that they’d like to change up their look.
Like prescription eyeglasses, contact lenses are affordable and effective. However, contact lenses are a great choice for those patients who don’t want to draw attention to the fact that they need prescription lenses.
Contact lenses are completely discreet. A patient can insert their contact lenses in the morning without anyone knowing they are there. Once contact lenses are in place, a person shouldn’t have to worry about them again until they are ready to go to bed at night, which makes them extremely convenient.
Choosing a contact lens that fits the eye properly and corrects nearsightedness to the degree necessary for each patient is the key to successful treatment. We offer many lens options at our practice, and will work with patients to make sure that they find the option that is best for them.
Many people don’t want to rely on glasses or contact lenses to enjoy clear vision as they go about their day, but are also reluctant to undergo laser vision treatment, such as LASIK. Dr. Schultz is happy to offer orthokeratology, or corneal refractive therapy, at his practice.
Orthokeratology alters the shape of the cornea to temporarily treat nearsightedness without surgery. Patients who opt for this technique will wear medically designed therapeutic contact lenses while they sleep.
These lenses gently reshape the cornea, much like braces do for the teeth. When a patient wakes and removes the lenses, their vision will be improved so that they can go about their day without glasses or contact lenses. This therapy offers the freedom provided by LASIK, without the potential risks of a surgical procedure.
If you suffer from nearsightedness, there are many treatment options available to give you the clear vision that is needed to get you through your day. To learn more about the treatments offered at Lifetime Eye Care, contact us at your earliest convenience by calling (216) 581-8484. Dr. Jeffrey E. Schultz is happy to answer any questions you may have about our eye care services.
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