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Do You Wish Your Vision Was Perfect?

Premier EyecareIf you see 20/20, does that mean you have perfect vision?  If you are like most people in America, your vision is not perfect, especially without help.

Many refractive conditions exist, but the main three are myopia (near-sightedness), hyperopia (far-sightedness), and astigmatism (distortion caused by a misshaped cornea or crystalline lens).  Depending on the severity of your refractive error, you may have several options, or you may be limited.

Wearing eyeglasses is the standard method of correcting refractive error.  Since our vision is very subjective, it is important to obtain an accurate prescription from an experienced eye doctor.  Of equal importance is the optician fitting your glasses and the quality of the eyeglasses.  Beware of cheap alternatives to high-quality eyeglasses.

Contact lenses are a good choice for those wanting an alternative to eyeglasses.  If you have ever been told that you are not a candidate for contact lenses, it may just be that you require specialty contact lenses.  Prescribing specialty contact lenses can be challenging and requires an experienced contact lens practitioner who is skilled in fitting specialty contact lenses along with the more standard contact lenses.

Refractive surgery is another option.  LASIK is the most popular refractive surgery and does come with risk.  However, many find the benefits outweigh the risk involved.

Dr. Fry has been prescribing specialty contact lenses for nearly 20 years and has been very successful in fitting patients who were told they were not good candidates for contact lenses.  Premier Eyecare has three licensed opticians on staff who are educated, trained, and licensed to fit eyeglasses properly.  LASIK consultation is also available. During your eye exam, you will encounter a friendly, well-trained staff, high-tech equipment, and a comfortable environment.

If you have not been satisfied with your vision, call Premier Eyecare today to schedule an appointment for an eye exam.  You may be surprised to finally see what you have been missing.

Premier Eyecare
11121 Kingston Pike, Suite A
Knoxville, TN 37934
865.966.0100

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