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LASIK Co-Management

How often do you change your contacts? Most of us are not doing proper cleaning or replacing contacts on time as our eye doctor recommends. Keeping your eyeglasses prescription up to date is such a hassle and expensive that many people just stick with the wrong lenses! If you're looking for the best way to replace old eyeglasses or worn out contacts once and for all, we're the practice to come to! We believe that finding the most convenient and safest methods to obtain optimal vision, which is why we teamed up with the best eye surgeons in the area to provide you with the latest in LASIK and refractive surgery co-management.

Proper LASIK co-management provides pre-op preparation and post-op follow-up to guarantee you are properly taken care of, remain informed about the entire eye surgery, and check that your eye heals up perfectly with absolute comfort.

Noted as the most common vision correction surgery, LASIK co-management services amongst eye care professionals is highly recommended, especially in finding the right surgeon. After the surgery, recovery is quick and relatively painless, which leads many optometrists to recommend LASIK eye surgery to their patients that are looking for independence from their eyeglasses or contact lenses. An eye doctor will set up a pre-op consultation to be sure that LASIK is right for you. After determining that LASIK is the right alternative for you, your eye doctor is available to direct you further as far as the surgeon, while answering questions and concerns about LASIK.

During surgery, a small, circular flap is opened in the cornea either with an instrument called a microkeratome or with a laser. The flap is then folded back and a special cool ultraviolet laser is used to gently reshape your cornea. The cornea is reshaped to be flatter to solve nearsightedness, while the cornea is reshaped into a steeper form for farsightedness. The eye surgeon will then set the circular flap of the cornea back in place, and the reshaped cornea should be able to focus incoming light more accurately than before, allowing for noticeably improved eyesight. 

After your eye surgery, follow ups that you scheduled with your optometrist will take place, reviewing the surgery and your overall eye health and that your eyesight has improved as intended. Any questions you have in terms of post-op recovery will be answered in your first session after surgery, and sight should return within a short period of time, with most patients able to see clearly in just a few days.

For more information about LASIK surgery and co-management, speak to your eye care professional today.

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The pandemic of coronavirus (COVID 19) continues to spread endangering many of us who call Midland/Odessa home. While the number of cases in Texas is growing rapidly, so far there are few cases in our area. At Vision Health Specialties it is our goal to keep it that way.

Because eye care by necessity requires close contact between workers and patients, the Center for Disease Control along with other eye care specialty organizations recommend that during this critical period eye doctors suspend routine vision examinations. In complying with this, Vision Health Specialties will terminate routine eye care beginning Monday, March 23‎rd until Monday, April 20th. We will be open from 9:00 till 4:00 PM during this period of time with a small staff to handle urgencies such as red eyes, corneal ulcers, uveitis, abrasions, sudden increases in floaters, or flashes, and foreign bodies in the eye. Please call our office before coming in. Furthermore, those who have traveled to China, Italy, South Korea, Japan, Iran, or the state of Washington, California, New York, Louisiana and/or other affected areas, as well as those who have respiratory disease, and/or fever, will be referred to the emergency department of Midland Memorial Hospital where they are equipped to handle those at risk of coronavirus.