When it comes to your ocular health and vision options, you usually have several options for your specific condition. Depending on your needs and specific issue, you may be given the choice of invasive methods or noninvasive. While your optometrist or ophthalmologist can advise you of the options in more detail, here are some general issues to consider.

General Vision Correction
If your eyes are otherwise healthy and you just need vision correction, noninvasive methods such as eyeglasses or contact lenses may be right for you. However, some people are dissatisfied with both options. Glasses can be broken easily and may feel heavy, especially for those with high prescription strengths. Contact lenses can be difficult to insert or remove, or may leave your eyes feeling dry or uncomfortable.

There are invasive surgical methods available for correcting vision in otherwise-healthy eyes. LASIK surgery is simply amazing and has distinct advantages over older technologies such as radial kerototomy for permanent vision correction. If you are interested in LASIK surgery in Salt Lake or in your specific locale, consult an optometrist to learn more about your options.

Treatment of Cataracts
According the American Academy of Ophthalmology, you have a 50 percent chance of developing a cataract if you live to 80. While cataracts can occur at any point in your life, they become more and more common after age 40, at which time your options can be limited. Cataracts are characterized as a clouding or yellowing of the crystalline lenses inside your eyes. The clouding can begin at the edges of the lens, which gives you more time, or it can happen to the entire lens. The only cure for cataracts is to have them surgically extracted and replaced with permanent lenses inside the eyes. The surgery doesn't usually have many side effects or complications and can bring about amazing improvements in your vision. If you aren't ready for surgical extraction, a proper pair of clear eyeglasses is really the best interim solution. There are no drops, pills or supplements proven to help with cataracts.

Other Ocular Diseases
Kerotoconus, glaucoma and macular degeneration are all common diseases of the eye that can affect your vision. Most eye diseases have conservative, noninvasive treatments available, such as special contact lenses, eye drops and medications. However, each case is different. Your ophthalmologist will be able to guide you as to which option is necessary for your individual case.

For many conditions and diseases, noninvasive methods are an option. Other eye issues may demand surgical intervention. If you have been given the choice between surgical and nonsurgical treatment, talk to your eye care professional to discern which is best for you and your lifestyle.

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