This refractive surgery options chart can help you determine which options are the most ideal for your level of correction. Remember, your best option will be determined during an office visit, at which time we take into account your visual needs, job, hobbies and reading vision.
This chart is meant only as a guide. In your consultation, we will help you decide which procedure is best for your situation.
How To Read The Charts
The Options chart is read in diopters, the unit of optical measurement.
The second number on a glasses prescription card shows your level of astigmatism. It's sometimes labeled "cyl" or "cylinder".
What Vision Correction Option is the best for you?
Use the above tables as a guideline. Please remember that this is a guide to give you an idea of the range your correction falls within and the options available. The best review of your currently-available options occurs during your consultation in our office.
The LASIK procedure is the right answer for most patients who are considering refractive surgery to improve their vision. However, in patients with higher degrees of nearsightedness or farsightedness, the cornea may be too thin to allow full refractive correction.
In these cases, surgical implants may be the best alternative. These special devices are placed in the eyes to improve their focusing ability.