The key to maintaining good vision is prevention and early detection. It's not unusual to believe that changes in vision are just a by-product of age when in fact they might be a tell tale sign of a problem such as astigmatism, near-sighted or far-sighted vision. Cataracts and Glaucoma are among other eye problems an Ophthalmologist also looks for.
Are you aware how easily the need for corrective eye-wear might be eliminated with laser eye surgery, often known as LASIK? While the thought of using a laser beam for eye surgery might be discomforting at first, people who come from all over the Foley AL and Gulf Coast Alabama area are surprised at how much times have changed. A visit with Dr. Joy brings a new realization of how common and safe these procedures have become for a Board Certified Ophthalmologist.
If you like the idea of modern technology, the advanced skills of a Board certified Ophthalmologist and a Doctor who treats you like a person, not a number, you'll want to come meet Dr. Joy.
You may have insurance coverage we accept for corrective eye surgery and other Ophthalmology or elect to use other methods like Care Credit as an alternative.
Cataracts occur as part of the normal aging process. Studies show that virtually everyone over age 65 has some cataract formation in their eyes. Cataracts can severely reduce your vision. At one time, cataracts were a leading cause of blindness in the world. Today, fortunately, they can be treated. Modern surgical techniques, intraocular lens implantation, and "same day surgery" make cataract surgery on the eye with a Certified Ophthalmologist, safe, fast and effective.
LASIK & PRK
The cornea and lens combine to focus visual images on the retina, in the back of the eye. When the overall shape of the eye is incorrect or when the curvature of the cornea is incorrect, the visual images are not in focus. The cornea accounts for approximately two-thirds of the focusing power of the eye. By surgically changing the corneal curvature, the image can be placed clearly in focus on the retina with most or all of the blur eliminated.
The natural lens of the eye is held in place by a thin clear membrane called the lens capsule. The capsule completely surrounds the lens and separates it from the thick fluid in the back of the eye, called the vitreous, and the thinner fluid in the front of the eye, called the aqueous.