Lasik eye surgery helps many vision problems. It is a valuable treatment for people of all ages and workers in various occupations. Even NASA and the United States Armed Forces are now recommending Lasik surgery for their employees.
Myopia or nearsightedness and hyperopia or farsightedness
Lasik eye surgery is an excellent way to get rid of constant contact lens and glasses use. The laser corrects the curve of the cornea which refracts the light onto the retina. Depending on whether you cannot see up close or far away, Lasik surgery can provide a perfectly acceptable solution.
Astigmatism corrections with Lasik eye surgery
Astigmatism is cured in much the same way as the other two conditions. An abnormal curvature of the cornea is what causes the problem with light being bent in the wrong manner causing you to have blurry vision. Many patients with significant refractive errors who were not candidates for Lasik eye surgery, but advancements in the last decade have made it much easier to treat people with thin corneas, irregular pupils, and high prescriptions.
Lasik surgery for presbyopia
Presbyopia is the condition that affects all middle aged people. One day you wake up and cannot see things up close anymore, and you have to hold them out at an arm’s length to read. Monovision is a Lasik eye surgery that corrects one eye for near sight and one for far sight. This is one possible treatment for Lasik eye surgery after age 40.
Lasik eye surgery corrects many more eye problems than it did 20 years ago. With new technologies and extremely accurate mapping machines, Lasik surgeons provide patients with the best possible chance at having perfect vision. Some people even experience better than perfect vision from their Lasik surgery. For more information about how we can help you get rid of your glasses, please call Manhattan Lasik Center at 212-759-9617.