What Does LASEK Treat?

  • November 19, 2017

LASEK is a popular and advanced treatment for improving vision. LASEK is used to treat refractive errors of the eye. In most cases, these errors happen because the shape of the eye isn’t quite right and, as a result, light doesn’t focus on the retina the way it should. In some cases, refractive errors are corrected with eyeglasses or contacts, but LASEK provides a long-term solution that often results in clearer vision. Common refractive errors include:

  • Hyperopia: Hyperopia is commonly referred to as farsightedness. People with this condition may have trouble clearly focusing on nearby objects while they can see things that are far away quite clearly. In this case, light focuses behind the retina instead of on the retina.
  • Myopia: Myopia is also known as nearsightedness. In this case, people can usually see nearby objects clearly, but far away objects are blurry or hard to focus on. In this situation, light is being focused in front of the retina.
  • Astigmatism: If someone has an astigmatism, the shape of the cornea prevents light from focusing evenly on the retina. Objects at various distances may appear blurry or distorted.

There are multiple types of LASEK available. Some patients will be best suited for traditional LASEK while others may be able to opt for Custom LASEK. Custom LASEK is one of the most advanced and successful treatments available for refractive errors. This type of treatment provides more detailed information and can be used to treat a wide range of pupil diameters. At BoozmanHof in Rogers, Dr. Cole provides custom LASEK treatment that is suited to your vision and your health.

If you’re looking for a way to improve your eyesight and make your day-to-day tasks a bit easier, LASEK may be a good solution. Contact BoozmanHof at 800-428-3937 or boozmanhof.com to schedule an appointment and learn more about your options.