Northwest Eye Specialists

Vision Correction

Board Certified Ophthalmologist & Surgeon located in Cypress Texas, Houston, TX
Vision Correction

Vision Correction services offered in Cypress Texas, Houston, TX

Vision correction can help your eyes function at their very best. At Northwest Eye Specialists, experienced ophthalmologist and surgeon Rana Ghauri, MD, offers vision correction services, including lens implants for patients with cataracts. If you need vision correction for issues like nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism, call the Houston, Texas, office or book your appointment online today.

Vision Correction Q & A

What does vision correction mean?

Vision correction is the treatment of weak or blurry vision due to refractive errors. These include:


Myopia, or nearsightedness, causes fuzzy distance vision but much better close-up vision. 


Hyperopia, or farsightedness, causes poor vision close up but good vision at a distance. It’s not as common as myopia. 


Presbyopia is a refractive error that affects people beginning at around age 40. It causes poor focus in your near vision, making it challenging to read a book, view a computer screen, or read labels. Presbyopia happens because of normal changes in the eye as you age. It occurs either alongside or independently of other refractive errors. 


Astigmatism describes fuzzy eyesight at all distances. It happens when the eye lens or cornea curves abnormally. Astigmatism often happens with myopia.  

It’s quite common to have a couple of refractive errors at once. 

Do I need vision correction?

There are several telltale signs that you might need vision correction, including: 


  • Squinting frequently
  • Tired-feeling eyes
  • Headaches
  • Needing to sit closer to the television
  • Holding books closer to your face
  • Holding your phone closer to your face


If you already wear glasses or contact lenses but still experience these problems, it could be time to update your prescription. Many people need prescription adjustments, particularly as they age. 

What are the options for vision correction?

The most common vision correction options are eyeglasses and contact lenses. Both can provide sharp and clear vision for most people. 


But, people with cataracts have unique vision issues. Cataracts cause cloudy sight that can progress to vision loss without treatment. In the early stages, cataracts are treatable with simpler approaches like using bright lights and wearing prescription glasses.


If cataracts cause foggy vision that decreases your quality of life, cataract surgery is often the best solution. During surgery, you’ll get a new lens implant (an intraocular lens or IOL) containing your vision prescription. Northwest Eye Specialists offers the leading premium IOLs to correct all types of refractive errors. 


If you need to update your glasses or contact lenses, or if you’re having vision difficulties, reach out to Northwest Eye Specialists by calling the office or clicking the online booking feature now.