Procedure offers hope to those with nearsightedness

Quinton Sheppard - Posted on Dec 22, 2010 - 04:59 PM

A Hayes optometrist took some time to speak about a relatively unknown procedure patients can choose as an alternative to daily contact lens wear. Peter Wilcox, OD, an optometrist and owner of Wilcox Eye Center, serves as a contact lens design and fabrication research consultant for a specialty lens manufacturer.

His lens designs frequently solve the vision needs for people with complicated prescriptions as well as with scarred or irregular corneas.

Wilcox provides a procedure, called corneal molding, where the patient sleeps with uniquely-designed corneal molds that are removed in the morning, allowing the patient to see all day without contacts or glasses.