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Vision Correction

Greater Thumb Eyecare provides treatment, consultation and referrals for these common vision correction surgeries and procedures.

Vision correction is a general term used to describe a variety of optometric techniques for correcting less-than-perfect vision. For your convenience, we have included a brief description of some of the most common vision correction procedures offered at Greater Thumb Eyecare. For more specific information about lenses and frames or contacts, please visit their respective pages.


LASIK (Laser-Assisted in Situ Keratomileusis) is a surgical procedure that uses a laser beam to reshape the cornea. Patients who are nearsighted, farsighted or astigmatic may benefit from this type of procedure.

While millions of patients have seen successful results from LASIK, the procedure is not right for everyone. Your optometrist will need to thoroughly examine your eyes to determine which type of vision correction best fits your needs.

If you are a candidate, Dr. Barden would then take the appropriate measurements and send the information to an experienced surgeon. Post operative visits can then take place in the convenience of your home town office.


When Dr. Barden determines that cataract surgery is appropriate for you, she can refer you to a surgeon experienced in cataract surgery with implantation of a clear intraocular lens. Once the cataract surgeon feels it is appropriate, the remainder of your post-operative visits can be handled in our office, and glasses can be prescribed once healed.