Having normal vision simply means that your eye is correctly shaped, allowing light to focus directly on your retina, thus giving you a clear image. This condition wherein the eye requires absolutely no correction is sometimes referred to as emmetropia. To understand how LASIK works, you first need to know a little about common vision problems.
Nearsightedness: This means that your eye is too long or your cornea is too steep, causing light to focus in front of the retina and making distant objects appear blurry. It is very common and is usually caused by an elongation of the eyeball that occurs over time.
Farsightedness: This means that your eye is too short or your cornea is too flat, causing light to focus behind the retina and making near objects appear blurry.
Astigmatism: This means that you have an irregular cornea or lens, causing images both near and far to be distorted or blurry. The result is a blurred area within an otherwise clear image.
Presbyopia: This is a common age-related problem that is caused when the natural lens in the eye loses its elasticity, making it difficult to focus on near objects.
If you have been diagnosed or currently experience any of these symptoms then now is the time to come in for a consultation here at Wellish Vision Institute. As you can see, whether you suffer from nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, or presbyopia we have the technology to correct the vision you currently have to get you as close to 20/20 as possible.
Here at Wellish Vision Institute, we are highly trained in LASK procedures and if for some reason you are not a candidate for LASIK we have other alternatives to get you the clear vision you deserve. Refractive errors are extremely common within the population and make sure to give us a call today to set up your free consultation with one of our surgeons.