LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis) is an outpatient refractive surgery procedure used to treat nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. A laser is used to reshape the cornea – the clear, round dome at the front of the eye – to improve the way the eye focuses light rays onto the retina at the back of the eye. With LASIK, an ophthalmologist (Eye M.D.) creates a thin flap in the cornea using either a blade or a laser. The surgeon folds back the flap and precisely removes a very specific amount of corneal tissue under the flap using an excimer laser. The flap is then laid back into its original position where it heals in place.
Dry Eyes are a pain to deal with. Dry, uncomfortable, irritable, and scratchy – dry eyes tend to make daily life difficult at best and rather painful at worse. The good news is that dry eyes are easily treatable after a proper diagnosis. Dry eye is very common and has many factors that can interplay. We provide tear gland assessment along with general eye health evaluation. At ClearVision Institute, we offer Blephex, and IPL pulse light therapy, which can treat blepharitis, tear gland blockages, and rosacea, respectively.
Myopia is when the eye grows longer, which in turn stretches the tissues on the inside of the eye. When these tissues stretch it increases the risk of complications including holes, tears, and retinal detachments, which can potentially lead to loss of vision. Myopia can be caused by genetics, lifestyle (screens & less outdoor time), and a combination of both. Myopia typically develops in childhood and causes both nearsightedness and eye elongation. Our goal at ClearVision Institute is to slow the progression of myopia in children to reduce the risk of ocular complications later in life, such as retinal detachment, glaucoma, & myopic maculopathy.
Executive Wellness Exams In Utah
At ClearVision Institute we offer our patients Executive Wellness Exams to further ensure the health of their eyes. In addition to a routine eye exam by your eye doctor, an executive wellness exam includes a suite of diagnostics to assess your eyes health which screen for a variety of conditions that may not be visible with an initial routine eye exam.
At ClearVision we also offer additional diagnostics:
- Panoramic Retinal Imaging
- Corneal Galilei Topography & Tomography
- Optical Coherence Tomography & Angiography