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Nearsightedness and farsightedness are two kinds of refractive errors, with nearsightedness being the most common of all. Refractive errors are easily corrected by eyeglasses, contact lenses or laser corrective surgery. LASIK surgery offers a permanent solution to these types of refractive errors, as opposed to corrective lenses. Let’s take a closer look at these two types of refractive errors.
Nearsightedness is known in the medical profession as myopia. Myopia occurs when light that passes into the eye is focused in front of the retina. Light is meant to focus directly at the retina for normal vision and having the light focused just in front of it causes objects further away to look blurred.
Also known as hyperopia, farsightedness is the opposite of myopia. Hyperopia occurs when light is focused behind the retina and the result is that close objects become blurry and indistinct.
Both myopia and hyperopia have varying causes. They might be caused by an astigmatism, which is a misshaped cornea, or they might be caused by the shape of the eye itself. If the visual axis is either too short or too long, it will result in hyperopia or myopia.
LASIK surgery addresses both hyperopia and myopia. The LASIK surgeon will determine the cause of the incorrect vision prior to surgery in order to make the best adjustments. LASIK surgery shapes the cornea of the eye so that it works with the rest of the parts of the eye to direct light into the retina. The shape that your cornea will achieve from LASIK surgery will depend on whether you are afflicted by myopia or hyperopia.
Speak to an eye care professional to see if LASIK eye surgery is right for you. Contact LASIK of Nevada to learn more about our procedure and our available offers. You can call us at (702) 636-2010 to schedule your complimentary consultation today!
Last updated 2 years ago
Astigmatism is a common refractive error. Refractive errors are conditions that affect the eye in such a way that the light that comes through the front of the eye does not correctly focus on the retina in the back of the eye. LASIK corrective surgery, as performed by LASIK of Nevada, specifically addresses refractive errors such as astigmatism. The more you know about astigmatism, the easier it is to see why LASIK is uniquely designed to correct vision impaired by it.
Your eye is built so that light passes through the cornea and lens before falling on the retina at the back of the eye. The cornea and lens both work to bend the light so that it focuses light at the retina. Eyes that are affected by astigmatism have a cornea that is not rounded, but rather oblong in shape. This causes light to focus incorrectly and causes blurry vision. Astigmatism may affect both children and adults, and some people may have astigmatism and never realize it. Having a routine eye exam will let you stay on top of any changes to the eye that indicate development of this vision problem.
LASIK corrective surgery specifically targets the cornea of the eye. During LASIK surgery, the physician remolds the shape of the cornea to allow light to properly focus through it. After the surgery, the cornea will have a shape whose contours work with the lens to let you have sharp, clear vision. LASIK is often preferred by patients with astigmatism since it is a permanent solution over eyeglasses or contact lenses.
LASIK of Nevada wants to keep you informed about laser vision correction, so that you will make the right decision. To make an appointment or learn more about LASIK surgery, call us at (702) 636-2010 today.
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Lasik is a popular procedure that can help you live without the hassle of glasses or contacts. For more information, check out these additional websites!
- For more information about the anatomy of the eye, check out this site from the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
If you’re ready to try Lasik for yourself, call Lasik Nevada at (702) 636-2010. Our experienced Lasik surgeons have over 35 years of Lasik experience and are committed to achieving the best possible outcome for each patient.
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Lasik of Nevada encourages you to get all the information about Lasik that you can. If you have any questions, our knowledgeable staff is available to provide answers and advice regarding all aspects of the procedure. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Rothman and start the Lasik process, call us at (702) 636-2010 today!