Refractive Vision Correction
Broadway Vision Source in Seattle provides treatment, consultation and management of vision correction surgeries and procedures.
Vision correction is a general term used to describe a variety of refractive 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 Broadway Vision Source in Seattle. For more specific information about lenses and frames or contacts, please visit their respective pages.
Corneal Molding (Orthokeratology)
Orthokeratology is a procedure for correcting myopia (nearsightedness) and mild astigmatism by gently reshaping the cornea with special contact lenses, which the patient places in his or her eyes overnight. Click here for a video presentation on corneal molding
When successful, patients will experience clear vision during the day without contact lenses or eyeglasses. However, the results are temporary, so the patient must continue to wear the lenses regularly at night to maintain optimum results.
LASIK (Laser-Assisted in Situ Keratomileusis) is a surgical procedure that uses a laser beam to reshape the cornea. Patients who are nearsighted, farsighted or astigmatic may benefit from this type of procedure.
While millions of patients have seen successful results from LASIK, the procedure is not right for everyone. The optometric physicians at Broadway Vision Source will thoroughly examine your eyes to determine which type of vision correction best fits your needs.