Correcting and Improving Vision

Overview

Thanks to advances in technology, there are several options for correcting and improving vision. Doctors use special procedures to correct problems with the retina, cornea, vitreous or optic nerve. Each of these procedures has its own risks and benefits.

Before choosing a procedure, it’s important to explore the common risks, preparation and follow-up care involved. Each patient’s risk of developing complications is based on his or her age, health status (including other medical conditions) and eye anatomy.

Vision problems are often more difficult to diagnose in children than adults. Since vision is vital for learning, parents should strive to maintain a keen awareness of a child’s overall eye health and work hard to safeguard it. Vision screenings and eye exams can help parents stay on top of vision problems and get children the help they need for correcting and improving vision.

Basics