The effectiveness of LASIK eye correction technology

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LASIK is an extremely effective technology used mainly in Michigan, Sacramento, Kansas City and all over California. With fairly recent advancements in the laser technology, it has become much safer and cheaper in recent years. LASIK has been FDA approved for over 15 years, and since then millions of people have had the eye surgery. It’s one of the quickest developing eye procedures around, and big advancements have occurred in recent years.

Thanks to advancements in laser inventions, under 1% of LASIK procedures end with complications. LASIK originally started with needing a blade to cut the eye and reshape the cornea. As you can imagine this is much more scary than a laser, and poses more risk due to human error. The flap created also varied in size due to the nature of hand accuracy. Since then, the IntraLASE FS laser has been invented, which allows the flap to instead be created perfectly with a laser. Exact depth of the eye incision is calculated by computers instead of humans, providing a much more accurate result.

Eye trackers have also been invented and improved since the start of LASIK. In the early days, patients would need to focus on an object in order to center their eyeball for the laser. Now, excimer lasers come with eye tracking features. This means the LASIK or LASEK technology tracks the patients eyeball when it’s moving, and makes fine adjustments in real time. All good surgeons use eye tracking technology for Sacramento LASIK surgery and Michigan LASIK surgery.

Cataracts

Cataracts are another eye problem which impacts millions of people on the planet. In the United States, people have the option to fix this with a procedure that also uses laser technology. People no longer have to fear having to live life with poor eyesight clouded by cataracts. A great place to undergo surgery for cataracts in Kansas city is shown here. Cataracts and poor eyesight impact the elderly especially. With the fast recovery times of WaveFront technology older people can be at ease knowing they’ll be fully recovered soon enough.

Intralase is the best and most modern type of laser that provides blade-less corneal flap creation. The precision this laser offers is outstanding. When you’re looking for a surgeon to carry out your eye surgery, we recommend you make sure that they use intralase, or at the very least WaveFront LASIK. CustomVue is the type of laser which offers the most accuracy, however this is expensive and typically is not used commercially.

As you have read here, LASIK in 2017 is very efficient and effective at correcting eyesight. With WaveFront technology eye’s are corrected with outstanding accuracy, leaving minimal wounds and ensuring fast repair of the eye. As long as the surgery you visit uses the recommended technology, it should be efficient enough to correct your eyesight well.


The history of color blind correcting sunglasses

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In past years a debilitating condition like color blindness was a permanent defect. As our technological evolution has exponentially grown, we now have the ability to temporarily correct color blindness. This is done by designing new enchroma glasses that allow people to distinguish between green and red, where they previously could not.

The first color blind glasses were known as Oxy-Iso lenses, which filtered out wavelengths of light and enhanced certain wavelengths. These did not fix color blindness, but allowed certain colors to be brought out a bit more. These glasses were useful for certain tasks, such as finding veins to inject for nurses who had difficulties finding them due to their color blindness.

This solution wasn’t very effective overall though, as it filtered out yellow light as a result of brightening reds and greens. This meant that the glasses were only effective for two thirds of the color spectrum. Enchroma glasses now make all colors in the spectrum brighter, without taking away from any other colors. Reviews of enchroma glasses are now becoming more widespread.

If you know you have red green color blindness, these glasses will likely be highly effective once worn. You would expect such glasses to be thick and ugly due to the technology, but in actual fact they look exactly like normal sunglasses and come in a variety of different unique styles. The lenses can be either mirrored or transparent like regular glasses depending on your preference, and can be made for indoor use or outdoor use. If you spend most of your time watching television for instance, you should go for the indoor enchroma glasses. If however you spend most of your time outside, you should opt for the outdoor enchroma sunglasses.

You must first figure out whether you have red-green blindness or full spectrum color blindness. If you have the full spectrum vision disorder, these color blindness correcting glasses may not be very effective. There is no know fix for this type right now.

Enchroma glasses aren’t a full fix. You may not be able to pass the Ishihara test for example, but they are likely to have a great impact on the degree to which you can distinguish between different colors. A pleasant example is looking at a rainbow. Without the glasses on, you’ll likely just see a streak of one color. However, while wearing them you may see blue, red, pink, green, orange and yellow.

Results will vary but there is potential to be a massive difference in vision. Have a look at some reviews on the internet or some videos of people wearing them and you’ll get an idea of how impactful they can be to someone who has struggled with this vision defect for a lifetime.