Hi, it’s Matt Russell from VSON Laser Vision Specialists. If you have short-sightedness and want to be free from glasses and contact lenses, you may be wondering, “Does LASIK fix myopia?”. I have some good news for you.
Short-sightedness, also known as myopia, is a refractive error. The eyes use refraction or bending of light to help images focus sharply on the back of the eye. People with myopia experience refraction errors when looking at objects at a distance. Those objects seem fuzzy or indistinct, as they are focused in the eye’s middle (not the back).
Myopia is often caused by an eyeball that is too long, and this is a condition that begins in childhood and progresses until growth stops in early adulthood. When growth stops, the vision correction required also stops changing. Therefore, we might prompt people with a stable prescription like this to think about laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis (LASIK).
During a LASIK procedure, a tiny flap in the cornea is created and folded back, giving a laser access to deeper corneal tissue in the eye. Next, some of that tissue is removed, making the eye a little thinner and allowing light to focus in an ideal manner on the back of the eye. When the surgeon removes the proper amount of tissue, they replace the flap.
To learn more about LASIK, and know which treatment is best for you to free yourself from the hassle of glasses and contact lenses, please book online for a free laser vision assessment on our website today.