Refractive surgical procedures have helped people to rely less on glasses and contact lenses for decades. Over the years, several refractive surgical procedures have been introduced, each with specific benefits for both patient and surgeon.
Refractive surgery continues to improve, and the latest techniques for correcting vision are more precise and advanced than ever. At Clearview Eye Center, we offer one of the most advanced refractive procedures available today: Laser Vision Correction (LASIK). Our experience has shown that this procedure offers our patients a high degree of predictability, a rapid recover and a positive outcome.
Like gray hair, each of us will eventually develop cataracts as we grow older. In fact, because this common eye condition is a natural part of the aging process, cataracts will eventually affect everyone to some degree.
Typically, the first step in treating cataracts is new eyeglasses. Eventually, however, the vision problems caused by your cataract may begin to interfere with your ability to function in normal, everyday activities like driving, reading or watching television. Once the cataract has advanced to this level, it may be time to remove the cataract surgically.
In effort to provide the best vision correction possible, Clearview Eye Center continues to embrace the latest technology in ophthalmology and optometry. With its enhancements in clinical and surgical technology, the Eye Center provides the latest services and procedures including the Crystalens™ from Eyeonics.
The Crystalens™ is the first and only accommodating intraocular lens that allows patients to focus automatically and seamlessly at all distances.
The Crystalens™ is designed to provide a continuous range of vision for distance, intermediate, near and everything in between. Near and intermediate vision result from the action of the focusing muscle in the eye, called the ciliary muscle. This muscle changes the power and thus the focus of the natural lens. The Crystalens™ is designed to move backward and forward inside the eye using the same muscle as your natural lens. This enables the eye to automatically focus to provide distance, intermediate and near vision, and reduce the need for glasses or contact lenses.
|The lens gently moves forward to focus on images that are NEAR||The lens reshapes to go from NEAR to INTERMEDIATE vision||The lens is back and your’re able to focus on images in the DISTANCE|
SLT for Glaucoma
Laser treatment for open angle glaucoma
A new laser treatment for glaucoma patients is available at Wabash Valley Eye Center. SLT therapy, or Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty, improves the flow of fluid in the eye to lower eye pressure. This is a great alternative to treat glaucoma for those used to medications. Dr. Frank L. Emert, Jr. is performing this procedure at Clearview Eye Center.
SLT is an advancement over other lasers that have been used safely and effectively in the treatment of open-angle glaucoma for more than two decades.
SLT works by using laser light to stimulate the body’s own healing response to lower your eye pressure. Using a special wavelength and energy, the laser affects only pigmented (melanin containing) cells of your eye.
Our doctors and staff utilize advanced equipment and technology to provide complete and thorough eye examinations for patients of all ages. Your complete eye exam includes an accurate determination of your eyeglass prescription, as well as a thorough medical eye health evaluation.
During your exam, one of our trained ophthalmic technicians will ask you a few questions to help our doctors get an accurate assessment of your overall eye health. The technician will then gather essential facts and measurements of your eyes and check your vision. During this process, your eyes will be dilated so that our doctors can accurately detect any conditions that could adversely affect your vision, such as glaucoma, cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, dry eye syndrome, macular degeneration or other corneal and retinal diseases.
The doctor will then review this information and discuss your eye health situation with you. Next, he or she will examine your eyes very closely using microscopic lenses and bright lights. After your examination is complete, your doctor will counsel you regarding your diagnosis and may recommend other tests or procedures. During this entire process, we encourage you to ask questions and discuss any concerns you may have.
Medical Eye Conditions
Medical eye conditions can interfere with your quality of life by causing poor eyesight and, if left untreated, may eventually lead to a complete loss of vision. However, if detected early, these medical eye conditions can be treated – comfortably and effectively. At Clearview Eye Center, our doctors and staff can detect medical eye conditions and provide the necessary treatment to ensure that your vision – and quality of life – is preserved.
Tears are necessary for your overall eye health.
Dry Eye occurs when the eyes do not produce sufficient tears or the tears evaporate too quickly. Without proper treatment, inadequate tears can make daily activities frustrating, affecting your personal and professional life, from reading to watching TV, to driving or working on the computer.
The most common form of Dry Eye is Evaporative Dry Eye, which affects 9 out of 10 (86%) Dry Eye cases. This form results from a shortage of oil in your tears caused by a blockage in your eyelid (Meibomian) glands, leading tears to evaporate faster than normal. This lack of tear oil is often referred to as Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD).