Nearsightedness Also known as myopia, is a common condition of the eye where objects in the distance appear blurry without glasses or contact lenses. People who are nearsighted see objects up close clearly.
Farsightedness Also known as hyperopia, is a common condition of the eye where objects in the distance appear clear, but near objects are blurred.
Astigmatism occurs when the eye’s shape is not perfectly round, like a basketball. Instead, when shaped like a football the light rays entering the eye get bent in many different directions. This may produce a blurred image at both distance and near.
What is the difference between LASIK and PRK?
Compared to PRK, LASIK healing time and visual improvement is faster. However, LASIK may not be right for everyone. In the bladeless LASIK procedure, a femtosecond laser is used to create a flap, and an excimer with a customized anti-glare pattern then completes the procedure. In PRK, a flap is not required. Due to the quick recovery time, it is common to treat both eyes with LASIK on the same day. Most LASIK patients return to work and normal activities shortly after the procedure.
Is LASIK right for me?
To determine if you are a candidate for LASIK or another laser vision correction procedure, we provide a comprehensive evaluation of your eyes with our experienced team of Ophthalmologists. We consider each patient’s unique needs when making our recommendations.