Three Steps to Better Vision
- Refractive surgery is defined as surgery reduces or eliminates a person’s dependence on glasses, contact lenses, and reading glasses.
- Major advances have been made in the field of refractive surgery, making it a proven and effective alternative to optical devices.
- Refractive surgery can be very beneficial, but it is not for everyone. However, with recent advances in laser and implant technology, there are procedures available to correct nearly every degree of correction.
- For those who are good candidates, it is important to have an understanding of your surgical options, benefits, and risks.
In This Section You'll Find
- Definitions of some important Optical Terms.
- Explanations of several Common Eye Disorders.
- Help figuring out Which Procedure might be right for you.
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.