Joel H McGahen OD in Chambersburg provides treatment, consultation and referrals for these common vision correction surgeries and procedures.
Vision correction is a general term used to describe a variety of optometric techniques for correcting less-than-perfect vision. For your convenience, we have included a brief description of some of the most common vision correction procedures offered by Joel H McGahen OD in Chambersburg, PA. For more specific information about lenses and frames or contacts, please visit their respective pages.
OPTOS Retinal Exam
Dr. Joel McGahen and his staff prides themselves on providing patients with the best possible standard of care. Because of this we now perform the optomap ®Retinal Exam with all of our patients. This non-invasive procedure allows the doctor to see a much broader and more detailed view of the retina than is possible with conventional methods. When reviewed, the scan becomes a permanent part of your medical file, enabling the doctor to make important comparisons should potential vision threatening conditions show themselves at a future examination. Dr. McGahen strongly believes that the optomap ®Retinal Exam is an essential part of your comprehensive eye exam and prescribes it for all patients once per year. As part of your pre-test work up, we will capture optomap images for review with Dr. McGahen during your examination today. The $29.00 co-pay for this procedure is generally a non-covered service unless being used to actively follow disease. Any questions you have about the optomap®Retinal Exam can be directed to the doctor when he reviews the images with you during your examination.
LASIK (Laser-Assisted in Situ Keratomileusis) is a surgical procedure that uses a laser beam to reshape the cornea. Patients who are nearsighted, farsighted or astigmatic may benefit from this type of procedure.
While millions of patients have seen successful results from LASIK, the procedure is not right for everyone. Your optometrist will need to thoroughly examine your eyes to determine which type of vision correction best fits your needs.
Low Vision Therapy
Low vision is a general term that refers to a partial loss of vision that cannot be adequately corrected with eyeglasses, contact lenses, medications or surgery. Common causes of low vision include macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, inherited retinal degenerative diseases, glaucoma and optic nerve atrophy.
Low vision therapy typically includes an evaluation of the patient’s visual abilities, prescription of low vision devices and training in their use. The goal is to maximize the use of the patient’s available vision for reading, writing, hobbies and work-related tasks such as working at a computer.
Joel H McGahen OD has the experience and equipment necessary to provide treatment, consultation and referrals for the vision correction procedures and surgeries detailed above at our office in Chambersburg. Schedule an appointment with Joel H. McGahen, OD PC, and we will be in touch with you shortly.