Eye Care Services
Premier Eye Care Services Available in Pequot Lakes & Crosslake, Minnesota.
The quality of your vision is an indicator of your health. Looking after your vision is vital. Good eyesight is integral to have a good quality of life. At Pequot Eye Center, we are committed to improving your vision. For comprehensive and professional eye care by qualified optometrists in Pequot Lakes or Crosslake, Minnesota, look no further.
Call 218-568-5555 (Pequot Lakes) or 218-692-4700 (Crosslake) or Request Appointment.
Patients of all ages can visit us in either of our locations for:
- Eye Exams
- Retina Checks
- Visual Acuity Tests
- Blood Pressure
- Scan for Eye Diseses
- and more
- Contact Lenses
- Follow-up Eye Exams
- Eye Surgery Consultations
- Eye Conditions
- and more
Vision Correction Procedures
When your ability to see is not optimal or it is affecting the way you live or preventing you from functioning normally, then there are a number of corrective procedures that can enhance your vision. While some of these treatment methods may only produce temporary results, continuous and regular conditioning of the eyes can maximize vision capabilities that may have been otherwise compromised. Surgical corrective procedures often produce permanent results in restoring or improving vision.
Corneal Reshaping (Orthokeratology) or Corneal Refractive Therapy
Myopia or nearsightedness and moderate astigmatism are some of the vision defects that can be corrected by Orthokeratology or Ortho-K as it is popularly known. The treatment involves wearing Gas-Permeable (GP) contact lenses overnight. The lenses are designed to gently reshape the cornea overnight so that the person is able to see clearly during the day without wearing any glasses or lenses. It is also referred to as Overnight Vision Correction or Corneal Refractive Therapy or CRT. For optimum results, the GP lenses should be worn every night. The procedure has a high success rate in correcting moderate myopia and since it is non-surgical, it generally does not involve any risks or side-effects.
LASIK (Laser Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis)
As the name suggests, a laser beam is used to surgically reshape the cornea and correct vision defects such as myopia or nearsightedness, hyperopia or farsightedness and astigmatism. The surgical procedure is known to produce remarkable results where the vision defects are permanently and entirely corrected. After the procedure, normal vision can be enjoyed without the aid of glasses or lenses. However, appropriate conditions in the patient need to be determined by the Optometrist and Ophthalmologist to ensure that the procedure will produce desired results. As a permanent alternative to glasses and lenses, LASIK may be considered in consultation, after a comprehensive eye examination.
Low Vision Therapy
Low Vision Therapy is generally applicable in cases of glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, inherited retinal degenerative diseases, macular degeneration and optic nerve atrophy. When a person is suffering from partial vision loss and where glasses, lenses, medication or surgical procedures are not able to correct the defect or improve the vision, Low Vision Therapy is employed to enable the patient to adjust to the vision loss. A number of Low Vision Therapy aids or devices may be used in addition to lifestyle changes and training to maximize the use of partial vision capabilities in the best possible manner. Low Vision Therapy is a general term that defines professional therapeutic guidance that can enable a person suffering from degenerative partial vision loss to cope and improve his or her quality of life to perform necessary tasks that require vision such as reading, writing working and walking.