Prescription glasses can help improve vision for people suffering from myopia, hyperopia, presbyopia, and astigmatism. However, laser vision correction can help correct such vision problems and alleviate your need for glasses altogether.
Laser vision correction is a procedure that involves reshaping the surface of your eye using a laser with the goal of improving your vision. This process corrects or improves myopia, hypermetropia, and astigmatism.
A computer-controlled laser removes tiny amounts of tissue found in your cornea. Light enters your eye through this transparent front part that may need correction.
Laser vision correction helps correct myopia or shortsightedness. If you have this condition, you do not struggle to focus on close objects. However, you will see a faraway object as blurry and unclear. This condition occurs when the shape of your cornea bends light rays incorrectly. As a result, images focus in front of your retina instead of on it.
Hypermetropia, or long-sightedness, happens mostly to people above 40 years. A person with the condition sees distant objects clearly but cannot see close things. You may depend on prescription glasses to conduct your up-close tasks.
Presbyopia is the most common variation among people in their 40s. You can see quite clearly in the distance, but you may need to hold your reading material far away from your face to see clearly. Laser vision correction can make one of your eyes shortsighted to overcome dependency on reading glasses.
Below are reasons why you should give up glasses for laser vision correction:
Cosmetic purposes - You are likely to look better without glasses or contact lenses and still see clearly
Leisure activities - You may want to participate in some activities that do not require glasses
Convenience - Getting laser vision correction is convenient because you carry your daily life duties with ease
The laser beam uses computer technology to shape the surface of your cornea. Your doctor can use local anesthetic eye drops, which can take around five minutes for each eye. Different vision problems require various treatments techniques. For example:
Myopia - The laser flattens the apex of the cornea to reduce nearsightedness
Long-sightedness - The laser works the edge of the cornea to make the central apex steeper
Astigmatism - Laser makes your cornea evenly curved to correct the curvature that leans towards one axis
Your cornea can focus light directly into your retina if the procedure succeeds. After the process, you can expect a minor discomfort. You may need to have someone drive you back home. You may also need to rest and sleep once you get home.
Your ophthalmologist can guide you by giving you suggestions on taking care of yourself at home after the procedure. You may require anti-inflammatory medication or antibiotics. Ensure you refrain from rubbing your eyes a few days after the laser vision correction procedure.
Laser vision correction frees you of your need to use prescription glasses for many years. Your quality of life improves because you enjoy a lasting impact. Your farsightedness, astigmatism, and nearsightedness become permanently corrected.
For more information on laser vision correction or for a consultation, contact Laser Vision Delaware at our office in Wilmington, Delaware by calling 302-656-2020 today.