Wouldn't it be great to throw away your glasses?
|Laser vision correction provides vision correction for people who need
glasses or contact lenses to see clearly. Years ago, problems such as nearsightedness,
farsightedness and astigmatism could only be correct with glasses or contacts. Today,
laser vision correction is reliable and effective, and eliminates the need for glasses and
contacts for many people.
Clear vision requires that light rays pass through the eye's cornea, pupil and lens, and focus directly on the retina. If the cornea's curvature is not perfect, light rays focus either in front of, or behind the retina, resulting in nearsighted, farsightedness or astigmatism.
Nearsightedness also called myopia, causes distant objects to focus in front of the retina. If you are nearsighted, some images are blurred because the focusing power of the eye is too strong.
You can see near objects well (because they require greater focusing power) but not distant objects.
Farsightedness also called hyperopia, means objects are focused beyond the retina. If you are farsighted, some images are blurred because the focusing power of the eye is too weak. The eye can see distant objects well (because they require less focusing power) but not near objects.
Astigmatism results when the front surface of the eye (the cornea) is not perfectly round. In astigmatism, the cornea is shaped more like a football than a basketball. The result is that not all parts of an object are focused equally, and blurring occurs at all distances. Astigmatism can exist by itself or together with myopia or hyperopia.
Nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism are collectively referred to as refractive errors, and the various surgical approaches for correcting these are collectively referred to as refractive surgery.
The good news is that laser vision correction can fix all of these refractive errors.
LASER VISION CORRECTION OPTIONS
The physicians at Eye Centers of Florida have years of experience in laser vision correction and will help you decide which of the following procedures is best suited to correct your vision problems.
Click on a selection below for procedure description and photos.