THROW AWAY YOUR GLASSES AND CONTACT LENSES!

ob2j@ob2jdm.net
Thu, 11 Sep 1997 15:09:06 -0700 (PDT)


From: ob2j@ob2jdm.net
Date: Thu, 11 Sep 1997 15:09:06 -0700 (PDT)
To: Friends@onthe.net
Message-Id: <7057985_80617112>
Subject: THROW AWAY YOUR GLASSES AND CONTACT LENSES!


IF YOU ARE NEARSIGHTED (MYOPIC) AND WANT TO SEE CLEARLY IN THE DISTANCE
WITHOUT GLASSES OR CONTACT LENSES - YOU HAVE A CHOICE!!!!

Myopia Control Network Services is dedicated to assisting in the
education of patients and potential patients regarding the exciting
techniques currently available to control, and in many cases, to
completely eliminate, nearsightedness (called Myopia). Many major
medical health plans cover part or all of the diagnostic and treatment
procedures. Numerous sophisticated and high-tech procedures have been
perfected which offer potential for dramatic improvement in vision.
Opportunities for Myopia Control can be:

	1) Non-Surgical
		A-Orthokeratology: A series of rigid gas permeable
		contact lenses are fitted in progressive stages to gently 
		reshape the eyes front curvature (the cornea) to improve
		visual errors. Moderate to low amounts of Myopia. No pain
		B-Vision Therapy/Orthokeratology: Combining Vision 
		Therapy with Orthokeratology greatly increases success of
		treatment. The Vision Therapy part is also divided into a
		series of in-office and home training procedures to
		enhance visual efficiency skills. Young people ages seven
		to eighteen should not have refractive surgery and this 
		method of treatment prevents future problems. Moderate to 
		low amounts of Myopia. No pain.
	2) Surgical
		A-RK-Radial Keratotomy: Radial incisions are made to 
		flatten the cornea. Moderate to low amounts of Myopia.
		Minimal pain. One to seven days recovery.
		B-ALK-Automated Lamellar Keratectomy: The central part of
		the cornea is folded back, modified and then reattached.
		High to moderate amounts of Myopia. Minimal pain. One to 
		seven days recovery.
		C-PRK-Photorefractive Keratectomy: An excimer laser is 
		used to vaporize tissue allowing the cornea to be
		resculptured. Moderate to low amounts of Myopia. Pain one
		week. One to six months recovery.
		D-LASIK-Laser in-Situ Keratomileusis: "Flap and Zap"
		Combination of ALK which creates the flap and PRK which
		uses the laser to zap the cornea. High to low amounts of
		Myopia. Minimal pain. One to four days recovery.

If your eye care professional doesn't offer a full range of Myopia
Control procedures, ask them to contact MCNS. Be fully informed about
ALL
options before making any decision regarding Myopia Control. THE PATIENT
HAS THE RIGHT TO MAKE A CHOICE. Visit our Web Site --
http://www.mcns.com and e mail us to have a choice. MCNS would be glad
to answer any questions by e mail but please give us your telephone
number and address of where you live or work. e mail address -
eye@mcns.com

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