What exactly is hyperopia?

Hyperopia is a common refractive disorder that impacts the eye health of millions of Americans. There are different degrees of hyperopia, and the condition can affect people of any age. But what exactly is hyperopia and how can it be corrected.

What exactly is hyperopia?
People with hyperopia can see objects in the distance clearly, but objects that are closer to them are often blurry. The condition is more popularly known as farsightedness.

When the eye is functioning normally, the light that enters through the cornea and lens is focused onto an exact point of the retina. The retina is a layer of light-sensitive tissue at the back of the eye that converts the light rays into impulses, which are transmitted to the brain via the optic nerve. The brain then translates the impulses into images.

Hyperopia is an eye focusing disorder that occurs because of the irregular shape of the eye. With hyperopia the eye has a shorter depth, or more specifically the distance between the cornea and the retina is shorter than the normal eye. This deficiency interferes with the normal bending of light as it enters the eye, causing the light to focus somewhere beyond the retina instead of directly on it.

Correcting hyperopia
Most cases of hyperopia can be corrected with the use of prescription eyeglasses, or contact lenses. Laser treatment to remodel the cornea of the eye is another option for correcting hyperopia. This restores the focal point of the eye back to the retina, in order to improve vision.

Are you having problems seeing objects at a distance? Contact New View Eye Center, located in Reston, VA, for a consultation. We also serve the greater Washington, DC and Northern VA areas.

Call 703-834-9777 today to set up an appointment with ophthalmologist Dr. Jacqueline Griffiths.

Is a mini facelift right for me?

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If you’d like to minimize signs of facial aging, and restore a more youthful appearance, a facelift may be right for you. However you might not require a full facelift, a mini-facelift may be all you need. So if you’re asking the question – Is a mini-facelift right for me? We offer some tips below.

Mini-facelift
The mini-facelift is less extensive when compared to a full facelift, as it focuses on correcting loose, saggy skin in the lower third of the face. The incisions for the mini-facelift are usually made around the ear, and are shorter than those made for the full facelift. There is less scarring and downtime with a mini facelift.

Is a mini facelift right for me?
A mini-facelift is beneficial for younger patients wishing to address mild facial sagging. It is ideal for individuals with loose skin around the jawline and mouth, but minimal laxity in the neck area.  However, if you have a lot of loose skin in the neck, a full-facelift will give you better results.

Nowadays men and women are opting to take early action to correct signs of facial aging, which typically start to appear about the late 30’s.These are the patients that can gain the most from a mini-facelift.

If you would like to address subtle signs of aging in the lower third of the face, and have no neck issues that need to be addressed, contact Song Plastic Surgery, Irvine, CA, to find out if you would be a good candidate for a mini-facelift.

Call (949) 701-4454 today to schedule a consultation with board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Kyle Song. Dr. Song is a skilled, experienced surgeon, and he will customize your facelift to meet your specific needs.

How much does breast augmentation typically cost?

Breast augmentation remains a very popular choice for women desiring larger breasts. Breasts often lose volume after childbirth, and breast enhancement is a safe and effective way to increase cup size. But what’s the price point like, and how much does breast augmentation typically cost.

Breast augmentation
Breast augmentation surgery is performed to increase the size of the breasts, usually with the use of implants. There are several techniques that can be used to perform breast augmentation, and this will determine the location of the incisions. The breast implants may be placed below the chest muscle (sub-muscular), or between the muscle and the breast tissue (sub-glandular).

How much does breast augmentation typically cost?
Statistics published by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons reveal that the typical cost of plastic surgery for the year 2016 was $3,719. However, the cost of breast augmentationcan vary from the average based on the state in which you live. The cost usually consists of the surgeon’s fee, anesthesia, and most importantly, the cost of the implants. Silicone implants are typically more expensive than saline implants.

If you are considering breast augmentation surgery, be sure to seek out the services of a board certified plastic surgeon. During your consultation make certain to take the time to find out about all the related surgical costs. When selecting a surgeon, don’t focus only on cost, you should also consider their training, skill, and experience.

It’s important to remember that cosmetic surgery isn’t cheap, and is not usually covered by insurance unless it’s being done for reconstructive purposes.

Contact Surgical Arts of Virginia & Ageless Innovations Medical Spa, Fredericksburg, VA, to find out more about breast augmentation.

Call (540) 371-7372 to schedule a consultation with board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Richard Palmer.