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Vision Enhancement Optometric Group

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1010 W. Fremont Ave
Sunnyvale, CA 94087
Phone: (877) 393-5465
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Many patients with vision problems heartily embrace the idea of enjoying vision correction without having to wear eyeglasses or contact lenses. Not all of these patients, however, are good candidates for PRK or Lasik surgery, the two standard surgeries used to alter the way the cornea of the eye refracts light. If that describes you, don't fret -- because here at Vision Enhancement Optometric Group, we offer an advanced corneal reshaping technique known as orthokeratology, or Ortho-K. This non-surgical technique can produce changes to the way your cornea refracts light.

To understand the benefits of Ortho-K, let us first consider how the cornea works. The cornea is a transparent, spherical bulge that sits over the lens of your eye. In addition to protecting the inner parts of the eye, the cornea also performs some lens-like tasks of its own. The shape of cornea causes incoming light rays to be refracted, or bent, in such a way that the lens can focus them into a clear, sharp image before they pass on to the retina and optic nerve. Ultimately, the optic nerve transmits the image to your brain.

Deformations in the shape of the cornea cause refraction to go wrong in various ways, producing the fuzzy images characteristic of nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. Glasses and contact lens are curved to "pre-refract" incoming light to compensate for your personal degree of corneal deformation. Laser surgery actually corrects the shape of cornea itself, eliminating most of all of the visual errors that might otherwise call for corrective lenses.

Corneal Reshaping While You Sleep

While you might leap at the thought of permanently correcting vision problems, laser surgery isn't always the best eye care option. For instance, if you suffer from thin corneas, untreated cataracts, diabetes, certain autoimmune diseases, or a corneal disease called keratoconus, you should avoid laser eye surgery.

Some of our patients simply don't like the idea of any kind of surgery, or they want a reversible procedure. Orthokeratology may be an ideal choice for these individuals. Dr. Johnson will map the shape of your corneas precisely and then fabricate special contact lenses. Unlike standard contacts, you'll wear these lenses at night. The lenses perform a subtle corneal reshaping as you sleep, meaning that you can take them out the next morning and enjoy perfect or near-perfect vision.

Ortho-K can help you see clearly for one or two days at a time, or possibly even longer. By wearing them regularly at night, you can maintain your clarity of vision for as long as you decide to continue using them. If you decide to use another form of vision correction, simply stop wearing the Ortho-K lenses and your corneas will assume their previous shape once again. Talk to our knowledgeable staff to see whether Ortho-K makes sense for you.

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Services We strive to provide complete care for our patients. Learn more about all the services we provide. Schedule A Workshop Throughout the year, our doctors provide complementary in-office lectures and workshops as well as professional development lectures for continuing education purposes. Online Forms Our patient forms are available online so they can be completed in the convenience of your own home or office.

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Vision Therapy really helped me reach my goals. It helped me become a better student. I am better at concentrating. Jodie is really nice and super helpful.....

- KB age 16

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Dr. Jesley Johnson, O.D. A California native, Dr. Jesley Johnson grew up in San Jose and attended St. Francis High School. She graduated from the University of California San Diego in 2007 with a Bachelors of Science in Human Biology. During her time at UCSD, Dr. Johnson volunteered at the Optometric Vision Development Center where she developed an interest in vision therapy. Dr. Johnson received her doctorate from the State University of New York, College of Optometry in 2011. Read More

Jodie Nolan, Optometric Vision Therapist Jodie is a certified Ophthalmic Technician and in the field since 2002. She has been working as an Optometric Vision Therapist at the Vision Enhancement Optometric Group since 2010. She has completed highly specialized binocular vision training taught by world renowned behavioral optometrists, Dr. Robert Sanet, OD, FCOVD and continues to attend lectures and seminars to further her knowledge in vision therapy. Read More

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