LASIK is the most common type of refractive eye surgery done today. LASIK corrects myopia (near-sightedness) hyperopia (far-sightedness) and astigmatism to improve vision without glasses or contact lenses.
Development of the visual system occurs early in life. The greatest part of this development occurs during the first year. Because so much is taking place at such a young age it is critical that detection of any vision problems be made as soon as possible so that permanent problems can be avoided.
The eye is like a camera and uses a lens to focus. The natural or “crystalline” lens of the eye is located behind the iris. To function properly it needs to be clear and free of opacity. When the lens is not clear we call this a cataract. The most common cause is that of aging. Cataracts may also be genetic and occur in families.
Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness in the United States. It encompasses a group of conditions that can result in optic nerve damage. This damage causes loss of site, even complete blindness.
The cornea is the front window of the eye. It is the clear tissue that covers the iris (the colored tissue), pupil and lens. When the cornea becomes clouded or misshapen from disease, injury, or infection, it can be replaced with a human donor cornea transplant.
Your eyes say so much. That’s why we believe today’s eye exams* should be thorough and comfortable thanks to the state-of-the-art technologies and specialized tools available. Learn more about the instruments that capture every stunning detail and make an accurate diagnosis of your vision and eye health possible.
“You have taken care of our eyes for more than 30 years. Abdel has always liked you – he recently passed away. I just wanted you to know how grateful he was to have you as our provider. See you at cataract time…”
“My vision problems have been remedied and I can see better now than at any time in my life. Dr. Charlton and his staff are competent and caring and answer any questions I have. I will certainly refer people to Dr. Charlton and his associates.”
“Dr. Charlton and Staff; …and you deserve a great big thank you! Thank you for the wonderful care I received during my cataract surgery appointments. The gift of better eyesight is truly a blessing!” —D. Brown
“My parents and my family have been coming here for years. Dr. Charlton has done my cataracts and Lasik surgery and he is the best in the business. I would highly recommend him to anyone who needs optical help – he is Terrific!” —M. Bernstein
“I have been seen by Dr. Charlton since 1990. The care is always excellent! The professionalism and knowledge is a constant attribute of Dr. Charlton and his assistants. We will be always and forever grateful.” —H. Calautti