LASIK surgery is a refractive procedure that corrects common vision impairments, and allows patients to become less dependent on prescription glasses and contacts. As the most popular refractive surgery performed in the U.S., LASIK, or laser assisted in situ keratomileusis, reshapes the cornea to enable light to enter the eye, focus on the retina and improve vision.
How LASIK is the Answer for Common Vision Problems
LASIK surgery is ideal for correcting three common vision impairments experienced by society today: myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism.
1. Myopia/Nearsightedness – A person with myopia can see close objects clearly, but needs some form of temporary vision correction for distance. This is because light is not properly reflected off the retina, resulting in blurry vision, which can be caused by long eyeballs or a cornea that sits at a high angle. By reshaping the cornea with LASIK, myopia can be corrected.
2. Hyperopia/Farsightedness – Hyperopia is the opposite of nearsightedness, meaning a person can see objects perfectly from far away, but are unable to view things close up, like reading a map or a menu. Since the cornea shape doesn’t allow light to refract properly, reshaping it with LASIK restores the vision needed to function without glasses or contacts.
3. Astigmatism – Astigmatism is a general blurriness of vision caused by an oval-shaped cornea. Most people who suffer from astigmatism also suffer from near or farsightedness, which, as mentioned previously, can be treated with one LASIK procedure.
If you are suffering from any of these common vision problems, meet with your eye doctor to discuss if LASIK is the right solution for you.
CorrectVision Laser Institute is one of Florida’s most advanced vision correction practices with extensive experience in LASIK. Our goal is to open your eyes to the world of great vision by offering unparalleled expertise and the most advanced technology available. Contact us today for a consultation with one of our South Florida eye specialists, located in Hollywood, Weston and Pembroke Pines!