There are several new treatment options that can assist with your vision. In many cases these procedures can reduce the need for glasses/contact lenses.
Over the past two decades several new procedures have been developed that are making changes in the lives of many who suffer with vision issues.
For those who are suffering with Astigmatism, Farsightedness, Nearsightedness, Dry Eye, or even Keratoconus there is hope for your vision. Minimally-invasive procedures like LASIK, PRK and ICL can help your vision drastically,
Below you will see some procedures that can assist you in finding visual freedom:
LASIK – The most well-known vision correction procedure. LASIK uses a laser to carefully shave away cornea tissue to create a smooth surface, and therefore correct the vision.
PRK – The procedure involves gently moving the surface skin of the cornea and applying a laser to reshape the outer cornea. PRK was the first type of laser eye surgery for vision correction. PRK preceded development of LASIK.
ICL – ICL is a small implanted lens that can reduce or eliminate your need for contacts or glasses. The goal of ICL is to reduce overall prescription. A patient can consider the ICL procedure if they have a high prescription, and may have conditions such as thin corneas which make them not candidates for other procedures.
For more information on vision correction, click the link below to watch a special episode of The Doctors.
When it comes to baseball vision is an important part of the players health. Being able to see the ball properly is a major part in hitting and catching the ball. Hand eye coordination when it comes to training can make a player great or push them to the bench. So how do we ensure that our eyes are taken care of all year around?
First ensuring that you get an exam each year will help your doctor establish how your vision is doing. If there are any changes they will notice and early detection of several conditions can be detected by a yearly exam.
Additionally there are other ways to improve the eyes including the Visian ICL. What is the Visian ICL?
The Visian ICL is the High Definition of the visual age. Do to new technology the Visian ICL can improve the clarity of your vision. The Visian ICL acts like an antenna tuning in the picture or image shown to the eye and interpreted by the brain. The procedure is less painful and has a short recovery time.
The Visian ICL is a tiny lens that is inserted behind your natural lens to add improved clarity to your current vision. It is made with a special material that is Bio-compatible and requires no maintenance. It doesn’t break down over time, and it can be removed if needed.
Below are some more benefits of the Visian ICL
Comfortable 7-10 minute procedure
Lasting treatment option
Clear and sharp vision – HD vision
Improvement in distance and depth perception
If you are a baseball player and need to recover quickly or are worried about the affect it will have on your overall game play this is an excellent procedure for improving your quality of vision. It will allow you to see much more clearly and reduces maintenance for your eyes. With improvement to your depth perception your next home run will come sooner than you think.
Listen to Sports Reporter Alan Abrahamson
Visian ICL with Dr. Brian in 2007
With Baseball season starting there are several worries related to the eyes. The largest amount of sports related injuries each year are due to baseball. And 90% of eye related injuries are preventable. The largest number of eye related injuries in baseball are from the position of Batter. Why? The batters vision needs to be good both near and at a distance to hit the ball right. Those with near vision impairment can get hit by the ball before even realizing its the ball.
Almost 2/3rds of the eye related injury victims are between the ages of 15-25. There are several professional athletes that still struggle with vision problems and go unchecked each year. The truth is most people feel that if they have a procedure done they won’t be able to play.
The most common eye related injuries each year are:
Most of these injuries are due to direct ocular contact with the ball. While baseball is the sport we love we must protect ourselves at all times. Several athletes have neglected their vision and have waited until it was almost a necessity to make it through the day. St. Louis Cardinals Aaron Luna recently have vision correction surgery to improve his vision. The Visian ICL which are tiny implants placed in the eye to improve your natural lens vision. With the Visian ICL in some cases, you can experience life without contact lenses or glasses.
Aaron remembers what it was like before the Visian ICL and now is grateful he had the procedure done. The Visian ICL takes only about 30 minutes per eye and its recovery time is generally 1 week. You should ask your eye care professional about the Visian ICL it can benefit you in your next Baseball season!