Lasik for Nearsightedness – Myopia
Lasik eye surgery is a great option for nearsightedness. The clinical term Myopia is a condition where the eye has too much-focusing power.
Signs and Symptoms of Nearsightedness
Having a difficult time reading road signs while driving, or straining to see things that are far away, yet you’re comfortable reading close up are symptoms of Myopia.
Experiencing headaches and eye fatigue may also be symptoms of nearsightedness.
Myopia is a refractive error that occurs when the eye is too long in relation to the curvature of the cornea and lens, causing light to focus in front of the retina instead of on it. While the exact cause of myopia is not fully understood, genetics and environmental factors such as excessive near work and lack of outdoor activities have been implicated.
LASIK (Laser-Assisted in Situ Keratomileusis) is a surgical procedure that can be used to treat myopia by reshaping the cornea to improve the way light enters the eye, leading to clearer vision without the need for glasses or contact lenses.
Treatment Options for Myopia
Like most eye conditions, patients will generally rely on glasses or contact lenses, but over time, the progression MAY require a prescription revision.
Glasses and contact lenses do a great job, but they also tend to be inconvenient for most patients, so they choose a permanent approach like refractive surgery.
Lasik for Nearsightedness
Lasik can reduce if not completely eliminate the need for eyeglasses or contact lenses. Two very common Lasik procedures to treat Myopia are PRK and Lasik. In the past, PRK was used to treat myopia but most patients prefer Lasik because of the faster recovery.
If you’re straining, experiencing headaches, or having a difficult time seeing objects at a distance while driving, contact us.
Schedule a complimentary consultation, and learn in more detail what Lasik surgery can do for nearsightedness.