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Vision Correction

Blue Ridge Eye Associates in Harrisonburg 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 more common vision correction procedures available.  For more specific information about lenses and frames or contact lenses, please visit their respective pages.


LASIK (Laser-Assisted in Situ Keratomileusis) and PRK (Photorefractive Keratectomy) are surgical procedures that use a laser beam to reshape the cornea. Patients who are nearsighted, farsighted, or astigmatic may benefit from these types of procedures.

While millions of patients have seen successful results from LASIK and PRK, these procedures are not right for everyone. Dr. Cowger at Blue Ridge Eye Associates will need to thoroughly examine your eyes to determine which type of vision correction best fits your needs.

Low Vision Therapy

In collaboration with the Virginia Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired (, Dr. Marc Hudson provides low vision assessments, helping patients take full advantage of the vision they have.  Please contact the VDBVI at 1-800-622-2155.

Low vision is a general term that refers to a partial loss of vision that cannot be adequately corrected with eyeglasses, contact lenses, medications, or surgery. Common causes of low vision include macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, inherited retinal degenerative diseases, glaucoma, and optic nerve atrophy.

Low vision therapy typically includes an evaluation of the patient’s visual abilities, prescription of low vision devices, and training in their use. The goal is to maximize the use of the patient’s available vision for reading, writing, hobbies, and work-related tasks such as working at a computer.

Blue Ridge Eye Associates has the experience and equipment necessary to provide treatment, consultation, and referrals for the vision correction procedures and surgeries detailed above at our office in Harrisonburg. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Cowger or Dr. Hudson, and we will be in touch with you shortly.