Does LASIK fix myopia?

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.


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Dr. Matthew Russell


Laser eye surgery and cataract surgery specialist

With over 15 years of experience, I enjoy the privilege of helping patients of all ages reclaim clear vision or preserve it for as long as possible.

Vision correction and high-precision cataract surgery hinge on the expertise and skill set of the provider who also has access to the most precise tools for the job. Ophthalmologists like me know how to make treatment safe, comfortable and positive for the patient. They know how to minimise the risk of complications and maximise successful outcomes.

I understand that medical and surgical eye care is a serious undertaking. I take the time to address whatever questions and concerns you might have. I believe everyone’s eyes are unique and require a customised solution tailored to your needs and goals.

My combination of education, training and experience positions me to provide optimal results for patients of all ages. I have a passion for helping my patients enjoy the clear, high-definition vision they need to live rich and active lives. Now, I have hand-picked a team of professionals that share my passion and commitment to exceptional care.

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