Intraocular lenses (IOL) are implantable lenses that are inserted into the eye during cataract surgery or refractive lens exchange. These lenses are made of plastic or silicone materials and are placed permanently in the eye after removal of the eye’s natural lens. The main advantage offered by multifocal lenses is the opportunity to become less dependent on reading glasses. The vast majority of people with multifocal implants are very happy with them. However, a small minority of patients do not adapt to the lenses well or are very bothered by the glare and halos that can occur with them. Dr. Gipson will discuss each type of multifocal lens with you to help find the one must suitable for your eyes.
The Toric IOL helps eliminate a patient's dependence on corrective lenses after they've undergone cataract surgery. Patients who have an astigmatic problem and are candidates for cataract surgery can request a Toric IOL to help improve their vision. A Toric IOL can treat both the cataract and astigmatism in one surgical out-patient procedure. If you're interested in learning more about Toric IOLs please contact NeoVision. + Get Started
YAG Capsulotomy is a surgical procedure that is performed to help relieve cloudiness of the lens. The simple out-patient procedure is often performed after a patient has had cataract surgery and their vision remains cloudy. The procedure is painless and can normally offer results within hours. In some cases the vision will slowly be restored in the days following the procedure. The risks with YAG Capsulotomy are minimal and Dr. Gipson can review them with you if you are interested in the procedure. + Get Started
Photorefractive keratectomy (PRK), is a refractive procedure that uses an excimer laser to help correct the refractive error and decrease dependency on glasses or contacts. The PRK sculpts the shape of the cornea so that light can reach the retina. During PRK, the top layer of the cornea is removed to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and/or astigmatism. Once the cornea has been changed, a contact is placed over the eye so healing can take place. It normally takes up to a week for the cornea to heal. + Get Started
NearVision CK or conductive keratoplasty, is an FDA-approved procedure to help eliminate the need for reading glasses in patients suffering from presbyopia. NearVision CK uses radio-frequency energy to shrink the corneal tissue. The change in shape to the curvature of the cornea allows people to be able to see near distances again. NearVision CK only takes a few minutes to perform. If you would like to find out more information about the NearVision CK procedure, please contact NeoVision to set up a consultation to discuss your vision correction options. + Get Started
LASIK has become one of the most common elective surgical procedures in the United States. Dr. Gipson has performed refractive surgery and LASIK for over ten years. The out-patient procedure takes only a matter of minutes for each eye and is performed under topical anesthetic drops. + Learn More
Cataract surgery is one of the most common procedures performed by an ophthalmologist. The front part of the lens envelope, known as the lens capsule, is delicately opened so that the unwanted lens material can be removed. A needle-like ultrasonic device is used to destroy the hardened and yellow proteins that make up the cataract. As the materials are destroyed, a vacuum is used to remove them from the eye. + Learn More