How Do I Know if I Need Laser Eye Surgery or Laser Vision Correction?
Laser treatment for eyes works by altering the curvature of the eye and focusing the power of the cornea to correct vision problems. Many people who’re suitable for such surgery already make use of contact lenses and/or eyeglasses. However, as vision naturally degrades as we age, with the most dramatic differences usually noticed after the age of 40, it might not be until after this time that you become a candidate for laser vision correction.
Laser eye surgery is commonly carried out on those who suffer from age-related vision issues. Other reasons you might need such treatment include:
- Having a prescription for shortsightedness, longsightedness, and/or astigmatism.
- Contact lens wearers who have difficulties with wearing contact lenses
- Those who’ve been incorrectly diagnosed with having dry eyes and are therefore inaccurately deemed unsuitable for laser surgery.
While not every situation can be treated by laser eye surgery, the vast majority of common conditions can be. The more complex conditions are best approached by a specialist surgeon. Such individuals can offer the most advanced cutting-edge laser surgeries, many of which are designed to address vision conditions that, up until recently, were unable to be adequately serviced by laser vision surgery.