Myopia, commonly known as nearsightedness, is a condition that causes close objects to be seen clearly while objects that are farther away appear blurry. This condition typically begins to make itself known in individuals at a young age who have focusing errors that could be simply corrected with LASIK surgery.
Currently, myopia affects approximately 30 percent of the U.S. population. The general treatment for this includes receiving prescribed glasses or contact lenses from an eye health physician. However, this is not the best solution for those diagnosed who lead active lives. At CorrectVision Laser Institute, we highly recommend investing in your eye health by opting for LASIK surgery.
What Causes Myopia?
Myopia is an eye condition that is either hereditary or caused by visual stress that one places on their eyes. Generally, it becomes present in children who have a long eyeball or their cornea consists of too much curvature. Luckily, by changing the shape of the cornea with LASIK surgery, this condition can be cured permanently.
Myopia and LASIK Surgery
Many types of vision correction procedures can be used to treat myopia, for instance:
- Orthokeratology (Ortho-k)
- Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)
- Laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK)
Each one consists of their own, individual advantages and disadvantages; however, one of the most commonly performed (and preferred) procedures for this condition is LASIK.
When LASIK surgery is used to treat myopia, it doesn’t remove the tissue from the surface of the cornea, but from the layers underneath it. The laser is able to remove the precise amount of corneal tissue needed to reshape the eye and move the other tissue back into their original position to heal.
CorrectVision Laser Institute is one of Florida’s most advanced vision correction practices and has extensive experience in LASIK eye surgery. 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!