Vision Correction

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Precision Eye Care

Comprehensive Ophthalmology & Cataract and Glaucoma Specialist located in Baltimore, MD

Have you been told you’re not a good candidate for LASIK eye surgery? Do you wish you could get clearer vision without the need for contact lenses or prescription eyeglasses? Maria Romero, MD, at Precision Eye Care in Baltimore, Maryland, may have the answer you’re searching for with her innovative vision correction options. To learn more about vision correction, call the office or book online today.

Vision Correction Q & A

What is vision correction?

Vision impairment affects millions of people in the United States. Though prescription eyeglasses and contact lenses can improve your vision, you may be searching for a more permanent solution.

Vision correction refers to the various procedures that improve vision so you don’t have to wear glasses or contact lenses. This includes LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis), which is a type of refractive surgery. 

Though many people have good results with LASIK, the procedure works best for those with mild nearsightedness (blurry distance vision).

If you have farsightedness, astigmatism, or severe nearsightedness, you may not be a good candidate for LASIK. But there are other vision correction options.

What are my vision correction options?

Precision Eye Care is a state-of-the-art ophthalmology practice. Dr. Romero offers many vision correction options to help you be free of eyeglasses and contact lenses. 

Blended vision

Everyone has a dominant eye. With blended vision, Dr. Romero takes advantage of your body’s inclination and corrects your dominant eye for distance vision by replacing your natural lens with an intraocular lens (IOL) implant.

She then purposely corrects your other eye for near vision, leaving it nearsighted. 

Your brain adapts to the messages received from each eye, alternating between them depending on whether you’re looking near or far. 

Clear lens exchange (CLE)

If you’re not a good candidate for LASIK and you're too young for cataract surgery, Dr. Romero may suggest CLE. 

During the procedure, she replaces your clear natural lens with a synthetic lens to correct your vision problem, such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism. Because the synthetic lens doesn’t age, you won’t need cataract surgery. 

Implantable Collamer® Lens (ICL)

ICL is another vision correction option for those not suited for LASIK. It corrects nearsightedness, with or without astigmatism. 

Unlike other vision correction procedures, the ICL doesn’t permanently alter any part of your eye. During the procedure, Dr. Romero places the ICL inside your eye in front of your natural lens. It acts like a permanent contact lens. 

Am I a good candidate for vision correction?

When you visit Dr. Romero at Precision Eye Care to discuss vision correction, she conducts a comprehensive eye exam to see if you’re a good candidate for any of her lifestyle vision correction lenses. 

She may consider you a good candidate if you have:

  • Cataracts with astigmatism, nearsightedness, farsightedness, or presbyopia
  • Astigmatism
  • Farsightedness
  • Nearsightedness
  • Presbyopia
  • Dysfunctional lens syndrome

Advances in vision correction have given patients who wish to be free of glasses and contacts many options. To schedule your vision correction consultation, call Precision Eye Care or book online today.