LASIK is a popular and advanced treatment for improving vision and making everyday life a little easier. If you’re considering LASIK, take a moment to learn more about the procedure and find out what it has to offer.
What is LASIK used for?
LASIK is used to treat refractive errors in vision. In most cases, these errors happen because the shape of the eye isn’t quite right and, as a result, light doesn’t focus on the retina the way it should. Common refractive errors include:
• Hyperopia: Hyperopia is commonly referred to as farsightedness. People with this condition may have trouble clearly focusing on nearby objects while they can see things that are far away quite clearly. In this case, light focuses behind the retina instead of on the retina.
• Myopia: Myopia is also known as nearsightedness. In this case, people can usually see nearby objects clearly, but far away objects are blurry or hard to focus on. In this situation, light is being focused in front of the retina.
• Astigmatism: If someone has an astigmatism, the shape of the cornea prevents light from focusing evenly on the retina. Objects at various distances may appear blurry or distorted.
In some cases, refractive errors are corrected with eyeglasses or contacts, but LASIK provides a long term solution that often results in clearer vision.
What options are available?
There are multiple types of LASIK available. Some patients will be best suited for traditional LASIK while others may be able to opt for Custom LASIK. Custom LASIK, or wavefront-guided LASIK is one of the most advanced and successful treatments available for refractive errors—this type of treatment provides more detailed information and can be used to treat a wide range of pupil diameters. At Roholt Vision Institute, doctors provide custom treatment that is suited to your vision and your health.
What is the next step?
If you’re looking for a way to improve your eyesight and make your day-to-day tasks a bit easier, LASIK may be a good solution. Schedule an appointment at Roholt Vision Institute to learn more about your options.