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 is an excellent ophthalmologist! I have a rare eye condition that I have to have a specialist also. I needed a new pair of glasses this isn't my first time at Dr Rigney's office, I will always get my glasses there. His staff is excellent especially Tim. Tim has the most knowledge I've ever seen in all the things he does to help the patients. Thank you all very much!"- K.H. / Facebook / Apr 29, 2018
"I went for checkup left with a monovision contact. Told him I hated my reading glasses. He spent alot of time and visits with me before going with a bifocal contact in one eye. It worked so well it seemed like magic. Highly recommend."- G. / Healthgrades / Mar 27, 2018
"Best pair of glasses I've ever owned. Accidentally popped off a nosepiece on a Friday, and called around 5:45 to see if they were there on Saturdays. Without even knowing where I lived, Dr Rigney offered to wait till I got there just to replace the nosepiece at no charge! Service like that is very rare these days, and will be remembered by me. Grateful that I don't have to be without eyes all weekend."- B.C. / Yelp / Sep 16, 2017
"My family has gone here for years- Dr Rigney is precise and caring, and takes time to address my concerns- instead of rushing or sending in an apprentice or some new Dr. We always have exact vision prescriptions- my first contacts came from here!!?"- C.S. / Facebook / Jul 20, 2017
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.