Seven Options in Vision Correcting or Refractive Eye Procedures
Since I was one and a half years old, wearing glasses is all I have ever known. I had heard about LASIK but was told it wasn’t for me. What I didn’t know was how many other options there were. So, is LASIK for me? Probably not. But there are seven options in vision correcting or refractive eye procedures, LASIK is only one of them. I visited the Parkhurst NuVision & Laser MedSpa for an “eye-opening” lesson in Refractive eye procedures.
Our Eyes Get Worse As We Age
My eyes have gotten worse as I have gotten older. I developed a small cataract in my left eye a few years ago but was told I didn’t need to worry about it, yet. Now that pesky cataract is starting to affect my work. Driving around the country, and driving at night has become very difficult.
Parkhurst NuVision & Laser MedSpa
I had the pleasure of visiting the Parkhurst NuVision & Laser MedSpa the other day. Wow, did it open my eyes, literally. First off, it opened my eyes to possibilities. As I entered the building, I was immediately comfortable. The spa-like atmosphere was beautiful and relaxing.
Not Your Normal Eye Test
I was whisked away for a few eye tests; they were very high tech and very comfortable. My favorite was the last test, they really dove into my vision. I was about to find out if one of the seven options in correcting or refractive eye procedures was for me.
The Parkhurst NuVision Eye2Eye Global Initiative with the Himalayan Cataract Project
After my vision tests, my eyes were opened again, to the amazing person that Dr. Parkhurst is. He showed us what his true passion is, their partnership with the Himalayan Cataract Project. I was very touched by what they do for people who have lost their vision due to cataracts. The fact that some of them have never even seen an eye doctor, and now can’t see at all. Dr. Parkhurst and his staff go there and help hundreds of people see again. It’s an amazing mission.
Dr. Gregory D. Parkhurst
A fellow Michigander, Dr. Gregory D. Parkhurst is a Board Certified and Fellowship Trained Cornea Specialist. I sat down with Dr. Parkhurst to discuss the different eye surgery options that exist now. Along with the possibility of someone with my vision issues to have corrective surgery. Click HERE For more information on Dr. Parkhurst.
There Are More Refractive Surgery Options Than Ever Before
Refractive Surgery can now address more problems than ever before. Some options are not for me, but I am more confident in the possibility of seeing better. And possibly doing away with glasses. More tests will need to be done before a decision can be made, and the fact that an option may be out there for me is very exciting. Especially the possibility of getting that pesky cataract taken care of in minutes.
Refractive Surgery Options
- CATARACT SURGERY
Refractive Surgery Council
The Refractive Surgery Council’s mission is to provide education and information about the safety, clinical outcomes and lifestyle benefits of vision correction surgery. And to support research into new refractive surgery technologies and techniques. Through its educational programs, the council help people make informed choices about improving the way people see the world.
Millions Of People Have Benefited From Refractive Procedures
RSC is a working group of industry representatives and medical professionals. With expertise in developing, researching and using the technologies and techniques behind advanced refractive – or vision correcting – surgical procedures. Millions of people have benefited from refractive procedures. You probably know someone personally who has improved their vision with a surgical procedure like LASIK. RSC believes many more could benefit if they understood the procedures available and the clinical research behind them. The lifestyle benefits of excellent vision, and the factors that make people good candidates for refractive procedures is a huge benefit.
Please visit the following websites for an overview of the LASIK procedure. See what it takes to become a candidate:
What Is The cost of LASIK
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