Three Common Vision Conditions Treated With Lasik

April 24, 2012 — by Keith Miller
Tags: Lasik

The three most common vision conditions that can be treated with Lasik are nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. Nearsightedness means that you are able to see objects close to you, but distance vision is blurry. These people usually wear glasses for driving. Many people will wear glasses all the time.

Farsightedness means that distance vision is good, but maybe not perfect. The greatest vision problem with farsightedness is when trying to see things up close such as magazines or cell phones. Vision becomes very blurry or your eyes work very hard to see up close. This causes eye strain and fatigue.

The third common category is astigmatism. Astigmatism usually causes vision to be blurry at all distances. It most often occurs in conjunction with with either near or farsightedness.

Lasik corrects all of these conditions by utilizing a very sophisticated laser to gently reshape the cornea. As the laser sculpts your correction onto the front surface of the eye the vision is brought into focus. If you have never been evaluated for Lasik or if you were once told you were not a candidate, call 833-4040 to see if you are a candidate for this life changing procedure.

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