Specialists in treating cataract, refractive surgery
Staying healthy is more than just watching your waistline. It’s taking care of what you watch your waistline with.
It’s amazing how many people who go out to exercise will slip on a brace to protect that bad knee, but never think about slipping on a pair of goggles or safety glasses to protect those good eyes. And people who faithfully get their cholesterol and blood pressure tested every year never seem to get around to that glaucoma test.
Our vision is very important, but various eye diseases and conditions can threaten your sight. Dr. Eldi Deschamps recommends a complete medical eye examination for healthy adults once every two years and more often for senior citizens, diabetics and people with high risk factors for certain eye problems. Toddlers need to be checked for nearsightedness, crossed eyes, “lazy eyes” and other conditions before they start school. Seniors should be examined for cataracts, glaucoma and macular degeneration on a yearly basis. Deschamps Eye Care in Merrillville can help preserve your vision through periodic “well-vision” and preventive care programs.
Dr. Deschamps specializes in refractive surgery and no-stitch cataract surgery with lens implantation. The cataract surgery is performed under topical anesthetic. There are no shots, sutures or patches involved. With the exception of no swimming for two weeks, Dr. Deschamp’s cataract patients are able to resume all their normal activities one-day post-op.
Deschamps Eye Care uses the NovaMed Eye Surgery Center located next to the office for most surgical procedures. For your convenience, they also have laser technology at the outpatient surgery center. It is equipped to accommodate a wide range of surgical procedures including treatments for glaucoma, secondary cataracts, and laser vision correction (LASIK). The surgery center is equipped with several different types of lasers for treating different eye problems.
Laser vision correction is used to reduce or eliminate the need for corrective eyewear. The procedure reshapes the cornea to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. To be eligible for LASIK, the eyes must be in good health and vision must be stable. This procedure is not for everyone — there are limitations. The decision to have laser vision correction is an individual choice which requires some investigation on the part of the patient.
For those patients who do not qualify for LASIK, Dr. Deschamps performs another type of refractive surgery using Visian implantable collamer lenses. These lenses are placed in the eye, in front of your natural crystalline lens, and are meant to be permanent but can be removed if needed.
Deschamps Eye Care offers free refractive evaluations with the surgeon, Dr. Deschamps. The purpose of the evaluation is to determine if you are a good candidate for refractive surgery and to educate the patient on their specific options, risks, and benefits.
Deschamps Eye Care works closely with many area optometrists in regards to LASIK. If interested, call our office at (219) 736-2200 or (800) 824-3695 for more details, or speak to your optometrist.
Remember that good vision is priceless — protect your’s as the precious gift it is.
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