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Vision Correction

Monte Vista Optometry in Turlock provides treatment, consultation and referrals for these common vision correction surgeries and procedures.

Vision correction is a general term used to describe a variety of optometric techniques for correcting less-than-perfect vision. For your convenience, we have included a brief description of some of the most common vision correction procedures offered at Monte Vista Optometry in Turlock. For more specific information about lenses and frames or contacts, please visit their respective pages.

Refractive Surgery

LASIK (Laser-Assisted in Situ Keratomileusis) and PRK (Photo Refractive Keratectomy) are surgical procedures that use a laser beam to reshape the cornea. Patients who are nearsighted, astigmatic or even farsighted may benefit from this type of procedure.

While millions of patients have seen successful results from refractive surgery, the procedure is not a great option for everyone. Your optometrist will need to thoroughly examine your eyes to determine which type of vision correction best fits your needs.

Low Vision Therapy

Low vision is a general term that refers to a significant loss of vision that cannot be adequately corrected with eyeglasses, contact lenses, medications or surgery. Common causes of low vision include macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, inherited retinal degenerative diseases, glaucoma and optic nerve atrophy.

Low vision therapy typically includes an evaluation of the patient’s visual abilities, prescription of low vision devices and training in their use. The goal is to maximize the use of the patient’s available vision for reading, writing, hobbies and work-related tasks such as working at a computer. Although permanent loss of vision can be frustrating, technology and electronic devices have increased the ability to function in the modern world for many people with these conditions.

Monte Vista Optometry has the experience and equipment necessary to provide treatment, consultation and referrals for the vision correction procedures and surgeries detailed above at our office in Turlock. Schedule an appointment with your preferred provider, and we will be in touch with you shortly.