What Can LASIK Correct?

Myopia, Hyperopia & Astigmatism Treatment

Laser-Assisted In-Situ Keratomileusis (LASIK) is a surgical procedure that actually changes the shape of your cornea to correct refractive errors. Refractive errors occur when the cornea is not perfectly shaped, so light does not properly focus on the retina (the back of the eye). If you have a refractive error, you may have one or a combination of these vision conditions:

  • Myopia (nearsightedness)
  • Hyperopia (farsightedness)
  • Astigmatism (blurry vision at all distances)

With LASIK, your eyes’ focusing power is restored, often eliminating the need for glasses and contacts. Every patient will experience different LASIK results.

Realistic LASIK Expectations

No doctor can guarantee 20/20 vision after LASIK; however most patients can reduce or eliminate their dependency on glasses or contact lenses. LASIK does not eliminate the need for reading glasses as people age (presbyopia). There are other techniques, such as Active Lifestyle Lenses and monovision techniques that can correct this condition.

Contact us  today for more information regarding LASIK and to find out if you are a good candidate for LASIK.