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Cataract patients now have the option to have their vision corrected to allow them to see at both near and far distances after cataract surgery! These lens implants provide significantly reduced dependence on glasses for all tasks of daily living, providing a range of focus that laser vision correction cannot achieve. Individuals with visual impairment suffering from cataracts previously had only a mono-focal lens implant option after surgery.

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Schedule A Free Consultation

Please feel free to contact us for a FREE Laser Vision Correction Consultation. Our staff is waiting to help guide you in the right direction and provide you with any necessary information.

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LASIK Self Evaluation Test

Are you a candidate for LASIK eye surgery? Take our test and hear from our consultants.

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Financing Options

Are you seeking to learn about the LASIK eye surgery costs? Are you seeking LASIK in Williamsburg, Virginia? Come in to our office to learn about our new care credit card.

Financing Options

We also accept cash, check, Mastercard, Visa, Discover, and most major insurance. Call our office for more details 757.229.4000

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Optical Shop

Please feel free to contact our Williamsburg Optical shop. Advanced Vision Optical carries the latest fashions in eyewear from many world-famous designers and lines.

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Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tears

Retinal detachments are caused by a tear or hole in the retina. Eye fluids may leak through, causing the retina to seperate from the underlying tissues, much like a bubble under wallpaper. This is most often caused by a condition called posterior vitreous detachment. However, it may also be caused by acute trauma or severe nearsightedness. A family history of retinal detachment also increases your risk.

Another type of retinal detachment is called tractional detachment. This is seen in people who have uncontrolled diabetes, previous retinal surgery, or have chronic inflammation. If you have any of these risk factors or have recently been involved in a high-impact trauma situation, we encourage you to contact the eye doctors at Advanced Vision Institute for a thorough retinal examination.

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Treatment for Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tears

Most people with a retinal detachment will need surgery. Surgery may be done immediately or after a short period of time depending on the cause of the detachment.  Depending on the type of surgery required, it may involve the following:

  • Lasers may be used to seal tears or holes in the retina before a retinal detachment actually occurs.
  • If you have a small retinal detachment, the doctor may place a gas bubble in the eye. This is called pneumatic retinopexy. It helps help the retina float back into place. The hole is then cauterized with a laser.
  • A Scleral buckle may be used to gently push the eye wall up against the retina
  • A Vitrectomy may be required to remove gel or scar tissue pulling on the retina, as is often the case in the largest tears and detachments.
  • Tractional retinal detachments may be monitored by your eye doctor for a while before surgery. If surgery is needed, a vitrectomy is usually performed.



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