Why Regular Eye Examaniation for Kids is so importat? (Top of Page)
Good vision is key to a child’s physical development, success in school and overall well-being. The vision system is not fully formed in babies and young children, and equal input from both eyes is necessary for the brain’s vision centers to develop normally. If a young child’s eyes cannot send clear images to the brain, his or her vision may become limited in ways that cannot be corrected later in life. But if problems are detected early, it is usually possible to treat them effectively.
How long does my eye exam take? (Top of Page)
A typical eye exam take 1-1.5 hours because we do a comprehensive, dilated eye exam. This includes: dilation, tonometry (a measurement of eye pressure), visual field test (a measurement of peripheral vision) and visual acuity test (a measurement of distance vision). this time may vary, it depends on your age, your medical history, your visual and ocular medical history, and what you need.
What is dilation and why is important? (Top of Page)
Drops are placed in your eyes to dilate, or widen, the pupils. Once the drops are given, it can take up to 20 minutes for your eyes to fully dilate. Once your pupils are dilated, doctor uses a special magnifying lens to examine your retina to look for signs of damage and other eye problems, such as diabetic retinopathy or age-related macular degeneration. A dilated eye exam also allows your physician to check for damage to the optic nerve that occurs when a person has glaucoma. After the examination, your close-up vision may remain blurred for several hours.
Vision Correction Surgeries: Before and After Guidelines (Top of Page)
Vision Correction Surgery is the term used to describe surgical procedures that correct common vision problems (nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism and presbyopia) to reduce your dependence on prescription eyeglasses and/or contact lenses. International Eye Clinic offers several types of Vision Correction Surgery, after medical examinations, Doctor will suggest the best option for each patient.
Some simple guidelines are recommended before a vision correction Surgery.
1. If you are using soft contact lenses, you should stop using them for 3 days before the examination and before the correction process
2. Wash the face well the night before the process, taking care to remove the effects of cosmetics
3. Enjoy a good sleep the night before the surgery.
4. Do not use fragrances on the surgery’s day; it may affect the correction device.
5. Have a light breakfast before the surgery.
6. It is necessary to bring a companion at the surgery’s date.
Instructions after the correction process:
1. Use protective glasses for three days after surgery. All day and night.
2. Use drops prescribed by the doctor, following his directions.
3. Avoid carry heavy objects.
4. Stay away from closed places and filled of smoke.
5. Do not take baths and wash the face for 3 days after the process.
6. Do not use make-up during the period specified by the doctor.
7. Do not rub your eyes hard in the first few weeks after correcting the eyes.
8. Attend periodic check-ups with the doctor after the process of correction of vision.
9. The first check-up with the Doctor will be from 1 to 3 days after the surgery.
Vision Correction Surgeries: Frecuently Asked Questions (Top of Page)
Will the Surgery hurt? No, Laser or Lasik Eye Surgery itself is quick, and pain-free.
Could I go blind from Laser Eye Surgery? Realistically, there is little to no chance of going blind from Laser or Lasik Eye Surgery.
When can I get back to work after the surgery? This depends on the Laser or Lasik Techlogy used for you. You should ask your Doctor in your first visit.
Can LASIK Be Fine-Tuned for My Activities? (Top of Page)
A growing number of professional athletes are having LASIK surgery or alternative refractive surgery procedures to enhance their performance. LASIK is an outpatient procedure. A laser is used to reshape the cornea to improve the way the eye focuses light rays onto the retina at the back of the eye. To treat nearsightedness, LASIK flattens the cornea. To treat farsightedness, LASIK creates a steeper cornea. For astigmatism, the procedure shapes an irregular cornea into a more normal shape.
Cataract Surgery: Before and After Guidelines (Top of Page)
In cataract surgery, the lens inside your eye that has become cloudy is removed and replaced with an artificial lens to restore clear vision. International Eye Clinic offers you the cataract surgery as an innovative solution for the Cataract and Vision Correction.
Some simple guidelines are recommended before a Cataract Surgery.
Instructions after the Cataract Surgery:
Cataract Surgery: Frecuently Asked Questions (Top of Page)
Are cataracts found only in older people? Most cataracts develop slowly over time and affect people over age 50. But in rare cases, infants can have congenital cataracts.
What are possible side effects of cataract surgery? As with any surgery, pain, infection, swelling and bleeding are possible, but very few people experience serious cataract surgery complications. In most cases, complications or side effects from the procedure can be successfully managed with medication or a follow-up procedure.
Can I Have Cataract Surgery After LASIK? Yes, cataract surgery can be performed after LASIK. In fact, cataract surgery can be performed after any type of laser vision correction procedure, including LASIK, PRK, Epi-LASIK and LASER.
Cataract Treatment: Is Surgery The Only Answer? At this time — and for the foreseeable future — cataract surgery is the only viable treatment for cataracts.
Does Cataract Surgery Cause Dry Eyes? Cataract surgery does not cause dry eyes.