People often assume BOTOX injections are only used to diminish facial wrinkles, however, BOTOX has made major strides in vision improvement as well. Dr. Jay Rigney Eye Care and Eyewear offers BOTOX injections both to improve eyesight and to reduce those frustrating lines on the upper face and around the eyes. Residents of Owasso, OK and the surrounding area visit Dr. Rigney for safe and effective BOTOX injections for both cosmetic and therapeutic use. BOTOX, also known as botulinum toxin (BTX), is a neurotoxic protein that treats overactive muscles. In the cosmetic industry, it is used to diminish lines and wrinkles along the forehead, between the brows, and to treat Crow's feet. For vision health, Dr. Rigney uses BOTOX to treat a number of conditions, including muscle spasms, eye twitching, crossed eyes, excessive blinking, blurred vision (diplopia), and in some patients, migraines.
How BOTOX Works
BOTOX effectively blocks signals from the underlying nerves to the muscles that make facial expressions and eye movement so that the injected muscles cannot contract. This effect causes wrinkles on the surface to become relaxed and appear softer, but it also helps control spasms and other uncontrolled movements. For this reason, BOTOX is a favorite procedure in the nonsurgical anti-aging industry, as well as for medical professionals. One specific eye problem treated by BOTOX is strabismus. This is a condition that causes the eyes to look inward, or cross-eyed, or even to look outward. This condition can sometimes lead to vision loss, double vision, or trouble with depth perception. BOTOX helps to control eye movement by targeting two distinct muscles, which allows the gaze to stay straight, and work in unison instead of against each other. The same effect from BOTOX helps with uncontrollable eye twitching and excessive blinking.
"I've been to Dr. Rigneys twice now and highly recommend him. I get right in and right out, everything runs on time, and he still schedules enough time to meticulously check my eyes. He really takes time to talk to you and get it right. His office and staff are warm and caring. It's a comfortable environment and I have always felt like they are really taking care of me. Choosing glasses with Tim is a fun experience and I feel so confident wearing the glasses he helped me choose. I also really appreciate that after I got my contacts, Dr. Rigney had me come back to check on them to make sure they were working and make any changes if necessary. From the exam to picking up my glasses and contacts Dr. Rigney is the best. 5 ?????"- S.A. / Facebook / Aug 25, 2017
"Dr Rigney rake very good care of his paitients. I would like to thank him for taking care of me and my wife. He takes time to make sure you are happy with his service. I would recommend Dr Rigney for all of your eye care. His staff is also very helpful. Thanks for everything."- M.B. / Google / Feb 22, 2019
"Dr. Rigney has been my optometrist for 25 years. He has managed my vision changes(glasses, cataract lens replacement, contact lenses) through those years with professionalism and thoroughness. Not once have I felt pressured by hurry or impatience. His staff has always treated me with respect and does their utmost to make sure my vision needs are well-met and at the most compliance with my insurance provisions. I would recommend him, and his staff, to anyone for vision care and surgery follow-up."- J.M. / Google / Feb 14, 2019
"I was VERY pleased with Dr. Rigney and his staff. Dr. Rigney was very professional and took an amazing amount of time to explain things and go answer my questions. He was very thorough and informative. It’s obvious he cares about his patients and wants the best for them. The staff was absolutely fantastic and took their time as well. Very friendly and helpful."- A.B. / Google / Feb 13, 2019
"I recently moved to Owasso and needed to get a vision exam which my insurance covers. I have been struggling with tension headaches for the past few months causing severe dizziness and a lower quality of daily life. Dr. Rigney and his staff were extremely welcoming. If anything, Dr. Rigney takes more than ample time to explain his findings so that you leave his office with an understanding of your diagnosis. I have 20/20 vision, however, through testing it was found that my eyes were straining extremely hard to get to that level of focus for the good vision. Therefore, potentially causing the headaches. Dr. Rigney explained this very thoroughly to me. In fact, Dr. Rigney offered a me the opportunity to try a contact with my prescription for one day at NO COST to make sure it was going to help before having me purchase glasses which are relatively expensive. It was learned that readers with a +1.00 setting would do the same as an extremely expensive pair of glasses. THIS WAS AT DR. RIGNEY'S SUGGESTION. This further ensured me that DR. Rigney had great ethics and morals. Instead of selling me a pair of high dollar glasses, he recommended the readers because he felt they would do just as good in getting my eyes to relax as would an expensive pair from his office. I highly recommend Dr. Rigney for any of your eye care needs!!"- T.T. / Google / Jan 25, 2019
What to Expect
BOTOX injections are administered with care during a procedure that normally takes just a few minutes. No anesthesia is required because a very fine needle is used. Because it is injected into specific muscles, patients experience minimal discomfort. It normally takes about 7 - 10 days for the injections to take their full effect. From a cosmetic standpoint, lines and wrinkles will appear smooth and soft. From a medical standpoint where vision is concerned, when the muscles under the surface become stable, many of the symptoms being to ease. Over time, roughly around 3 - 4 months, BOTOX does begin to wear off. Many of Dr. Rigney's patients return for new injections throughout the year to keep their results fresh, and to prevent frustrating symptoms from returning.
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Are you considering cosmetic or therapeutic Botox injections? Please contact Dr. Rigney Eye Care and Eyewear at 539-302-9511 for a full eye examination and review of your medical history.