Can i get lasik surgery if i am nearsighted or farsighted?

LASIK surgery can correct myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism. Can LASIK surgery be performed for farsightedness? Yes, full distance correction is possible with LASIK. Presbyopia, or farsightedness, is something that happens to all people as they age. For most people, the symptoms of presbyopia begin to appear between the early and mid-40s.

There is a small crystalline lens inside the eye that is located just behind the iris, the part of the eye that gives the eye its color. This lens and its mobility are what determine the level of presbyopia you may have. One of the potential benefits of having been nearsighted most of your life is that this condition actually compensates for the presbyopia that inevitably develops as you age. A nearsighted eye will focus on nearby objects on its own without reading glasses.

LASIK surgery eliminates this nearby focus because myopia has been corrected. This means that as you get older, you'll need to wear reading glasses. Many people are happy to change their clear vision from afar when they are younger because they have to use cheats to read when they are older. LASIK is a good treatment option for farsightedness if the vision problem is the result of refractive error.

In other words, LASIK can treat farsightedness if farsightedness is the result of a deformed cornea.

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will reshape corneal tissue so that light focuses correctly on the retina. It's important to consider both of these conditions when looking for vision correction options, such as LASIK eye surgery. Certain medical conditions, not related to the eyes, can increase the risks associated with LASIK surgery or make the outcome less predictable.

Most people who undergo LASIK surgery will have good to excellent vision in most situations, for many years or decades. Find out what to consider when choosing an alternative procedure to LASIK for your eye surgery needs. With the advent of new wavefront scanning techniques and other technologies, the likelihood of LASIK success has continued to increase, meaning that today's LASIK patients can get even better results. If you're tired of wearing eyeglasses or contact lenses, you may be wondering if LASIK surgery is right for you.

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