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How Lasik Corrects Nearsightedness

How LASIK Corrects Nearsightedness 

Are you struggling with nearsightedness and wondering how Trusted LASIK Surgeons™ can help you correct your nearsightedness so you can avoid a lifetime of corrective lenses?

Or have you worn glasses to correct your vision for years and want to see how the other half live?

LASIK and PRK vision correction procedures may present the perfect solution for your vision correction needs. Here’s what you need to know.

Can LASIK Surgery Correct Nearsightedness

Nearsightedness, also called myopia, is a condition in which you have difficulty seeing things that are far away while seeing near objects. Myopia occurs when your eyeball grows too long or your cornea becomes steeply curved so that light doesn’t generate a clear focus point on the retina. Without that clear focus point on the retina, clear vision for items that are far away is nearly impossible without corrective lenses or reshaping the eye or the cornea.

The short answer is that LASIK and PRK (photorefractive keratectomy)  can correct nearsightedness in most individuals.

Most patients can be corrected with one procedure but a small percentage of patients will have progressive myopia and may need a touch up laser vision correction surgery procedure, usually PRK a few years later.  In very rare cases, a third PRK laser vision correction procedure can be performed to help a patient achieve their best vision. Touch up procedures can only be performed on patients if their corneal thickness allows safe removal of additional corneal tissue to make the necessary corrections to achieve better vision.

However, other vision correction surgery procedures may provide more promising results, depending on the severity of the nearsightedness.

How Does LASIK Correct Nearsightedness?

Essentially, LASIK surgery for nearsightedness works by reshaping the outer lens of your cornea to redefine the focus point of light on your retina for milder cases of nearsightedness. It is fairly easy to correct with surgery though some surgeons may recommend PRK surgery for milder cases of nearsightedness and LASIK surgery for more advanced cases.

Why Choose a LASIK Expert Featured at Trusted LASIK Surgeons™?

 Contact us today to learn more about LASIK and PRK procedures for nearsightedness and how you can leave your eyeglasses behind.

Trusted LASIK Surgeons™ understands later vision correction surgery is a procedure most expect to have only once and that you want to get it right the first time with plans of never having this surgery again. The only way to do that is to find out who you can trust to make sure you get the right kind of LASIK, PRK  or other vision correction procedures that best meet your vision correction needs with minimal downtime for you.

For more information on a LASIK surgeon near you, please visit our Trusted LASIK Surgeons™ Directory.  

Most surgeons featured at our site are also perform Cataract Surgery and many perform other refractive procedures, like the Kamra Inlay, which can help with reading fine print (in books or on labels), lens implant procedures, and Corneal Transplants.

Whatever your vision needs, Trusted LASIK Surgeons™ is here to help you find laser vision LASIK experts and cataract surgeons you can find in the United States.

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