Refractive errors in the eye are one of the most common causes of vision disorders and visual disturbances. Vision issues can be at the very least a nuisance, and the very worst debilitating and limiting to someone's quality of life. At Springfield Opticians, Dr. Thomas Piorkowski and Dr. Anna T. Mosheyev know just how important it is to correct refractive errors with refractive surgery when necessary. We have been providing residents of Holmes, Springfield, and Chadds Ford with reliable treatment options for refractive errors for many years.
What are Refractive Errors?
Many people nowadays have vision issues including astigmatism, farsightedness (hyperopia), and nearsightedness (myopia). These vision disorders are caused by refractive errors in the eye, which are any errors that prevent light rays from properly focusing on the retina. Refractive errors can be caused by misshapen corneas and lenses.
Refractive error symptoms include:
- Trouble seeing at night
- Blurry vision
- Inability to focus
- Double vision
- Needing to squint to focus
Do I Need Refractive Surgery?
Although you can fix refractive errors with the help of glasses or contact lenses, refractive surgery is a good option if you want to see clearly without wearing glasses or contacts. If you're suffering from vision disturbances, you should get the help of an eye doctor to determine whether or not refractive surgery is right for you. Vision disorders will only get worse over time, so it's best to seek eye care services as soon as possible if you believe you are suffering from a refractive error.
How Can an Optometrist Help?
At Springfield Optician, we'll conduct a complete vision screening to determine if your vision issues are caused by refractive errors. Potential treatment options include:
- LASIK surgery
- Photorefractive keratectomy
- Astigmatic keratotomy
- Laser thermal keratoplasty
After refractive surgery, you will need to schedule follow-up appointments to determine whether or not your treatment was effective. Everyone's eyes are different, and our optometrist can help determine the right course of action to help correct your vision issues.
Schedule an Appointment with Our Eye Doctor for Refractive Error Treatment
Don't let your refractive errors and visual disturbances stop you from living your best life. Refractive surgery offers a permanent solution to refractive errors. When you first visit Springfield Opticians, we will assess your condition to determine whether or not you will benefit from undergoing refractive surgery. For more information or to schedule an appointment with our optometrist, call us today or request an appointment online.