HOW DOES LASER VISION CORRECTION WORK?

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Refractive errors are irregularities in the corneal shape that do not allow light to properly focus on the retina (the back of the eye). People with refractive errors typically have to wear glasses or contacts to correct blurry vision. Laser Vision Correction actually changes the shape of the cornea by removing microscopic amounts of corneal tissue to create the ideal contour.

LASER VISION CORRECTION is for patients who have:

  • Astigmatism: An oval-shaped cornea, rather than round, so images are scattered on the cornea, making it difficult to focus clearly at any distance. This condition can also be present with nearsightedness and farsightedness.
  • Nearsightedness: The eye is long so images are focused in front of the retina making distant objects appear blurry.
  • Farsightedness: The eye is short so images are focused behind the retina making distant and close-up objects appear blurry.