If you are one of the many people who require vision correction, you may wonder what your options are. Technology has improved over the last decade to offer better ways to fix poor vision, on both a temporary and a permanent basis. An consultation with your optometrist may result in the following techniques.

Contact Lenses

Contacts have been around for a very long time, and time has led to substantial upgrades in the quality, comfort and features in a contact lens. New brands allow increased oxygen to the eye, which greatly enhances eye health and allows you to experience vision correction with little discomfort. Certain brands are also rated for extended wear or to sleep in, however this is still not a recommended practice.


The oldest technology in vision correction would certainly be eyeglasses. These aren’t your grandma’s glasses anymore though, as the newest versions can change color to protect your eyes from the sun, are lightweight, scratch resistant, and may be coated in anti-glare products to make computer work less likely to cause eye strain and discomfort. Frames come in a myriad of different styles, shapes, and colors to create a fashion statement at the same time. Your optometrist can help you identify which frame shape is perfect for your face and will help you decide which features you need.

Vision Correction Surgery

For those who do not want to deal with the hassle of contact lenses or glasses, a more permanent solution may include vision surgery. There are a few different types of correction surgery, including procedures you may have heard of before: Lasik and PRK. Lasers are used in each of these types, and factors such as the thickness of your cornea will have a say in which type your optometrist would recommend for you. The procedures may not last for your entire lifetime, but have a substantial advantage over contacts or glasses in terms of convenience and visual acuity.

Vision correction has come a long way in the past few decades. Talk to your Phoenix optometrist about the various options you may have available to you.