Gordon-Weiss-Schanzlin Vision Institute in San Diego provides advanced vision correction surgeries and procedures.
Vision correction is a general term used to describe a variety of optometric 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 Gordon-Weiss-Schanzlin Vision Institute in San Diego. For more specific information about lenses and frames or contacts, please visit their respective pages.
Corneal Reshaping (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.
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. Your optometrist will need to thoroughly examine your eyes to determine which type of vision correction best fits your needs. See the vision procedure comparison chart to learn more about your vision correction options at Gordon-Weiss-Schanzlin Vision Institute.
Our surgeons Michael Gordon, M.D., Jack L. Weiss, M.D., and David Schanzlin, M.D. have performed over 75,000 LASIK and vision correction procedures. Gordon-Weiss-Schanzlin Vision Institute has the experience and equipment necessary to provide consultation and treatment for the vision correction procedures and surgeries detailed above at our office in San Diego. Schedule an appointment with your eye care provider, and we will be in touch with you shortly.