Eyesite Offers Referrals for Eye Surgery
Your optometrist can help with a wide range of eye and vision problems. However, sometimes you may require surgery for vision correction or eye diseases that require the surgical skills of an experienced ophthalmologist. At Eyesite, we can provide referrals to ophthalmologists for eye surgery in Katy & Houston.
Your Optometrist Can Provide Eye Surgery Consultation
Part of an optometrist’s work is to ensure your eyes remain healthy at all stages of life. Children may require eye surgery to correct eye muscle problems that prevent proper focusing. Adults may wish to have laser vision correction to see clearly without corrective lenses. Your optometrist can determine if you are a good candidate for this surgery. In addition, optometrists monitor changes in the eyes that occur with aging. They can help detect cataracts, glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy that may require eye surgery in Katy & Houston. We can refer you to experienced eye surgeons in the area.
Common Eye Surgery Procedures
Laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis, or LASIK, is a surgical procedure that makes a tiny incision in the cornea in order to reshape it to allow the eyes to focus images more accurately. Individuals who have glaucoma may require eye surgery to increase the drainage of fluid from the eyes to reduce eye pressure. Individuals with cataracts, a clouding of the lens of the eyes, may require removal of the damaged lens and insertion of an artificial lens. Individuals with diabetic retinopathy may require surgery to re-attach the retina to prevent vision loss. These and other eye surgery procedures are commonly used to maintain vision in individuals with eye diseases.
Post-Surgery Eye Care
Your Katy and Houston optometrist can also provide monitoring of your eyes after a surgical procedure to ensure proper healing and normal vision. If you have had LASIK surgery, the eye doctor will ensure your vision has been corrected to the proper level and that any side effects you may experience are temporary. The optometrist can also provide new prescriptions for individuals whose vision has changed after other types of surgery.
Make Eyesite Your Choice for Eye and Vision Care
The optometrists at Eyesite have extensive training in optometry for quality eye and vision care for their patients in Katy and Houston. We offer many services, including comprehensive eye exams, testing, pediatric eye care, contact lens fitting, dry eye treatment, care for eye injuries and management of eye diseases. When needed, we can also refer you to a qualified Katy & Houston eye surgeon for treatment. Call Eyesite today at (281) 644-2010 in Katy or (713) 984-9144 in Houston (Memorial) for an appointment to have your eyes examined and to learn about the surgical procedures that can help you maintain good vision throughout life.