Treating Myopia (Short sightedness) with Laser Eye Surgery

If you are short-sighted, your eyeball is slightly longer and rounder than it should be (see image on the right). This means the light converges just in front of the retina, creating a blurred image at distance.

Myopia is the ideal condition for Laser Eye Treatment

Myopia is usually corrected with glasses or contact lenses. But it is also an ideal condition for laser eye treatment. By slightly reshaping the front of the cornea, the light is refocused precisely on the retina, eliminating short-sightedness.

Lucy, a patient, discusses her challenges with being severely short sighted, and finds out if she is suitable for laser eye surgery after years of trying.

It’s impossible to truly describe the delight of seeing the world in sharp focus through your own eyes: it has to be experienced to be understood. Being free of glasses or contacts makes an enormous difference to everyday life  simple things like showering, swimming or playing with children become easier and less of a worry. And there are obvious benefits for anyone actively involved in sports. Many myopia patients find it also helps in social situations, as faces are easier to recognise and read without glasses.

If you’re seriously considering laser eye surgery, you should seriously consider us.If you have short-sightedness, we can almost certainly help. Find out if you are suitable for myopia treatment at the London Vision Clinic by contacting one of our Patient Care Coordinators on 0207 224 1005 or by completing our online enquiry form.

Our laser eye surgery results for myopia

100% of all London Vision Clinic patients with myopia up to -9.00 dioptres achieved the UK driving standard of 20/32 vision or better. Indeed, 97% of myopic patients with prescriptions up to -4.50 dioptres attained better than 20/20 vision (20/16 vision). We consistently achieve exceptional results with our short-sighted patients. Browse the latest results for myopia treatment at the Clinic – you’ll soon be convinced that we have the perfect solution for your eye condition. Additionally, the London Vision Clinic is the first and only clinic in the UK to offer ReLEx (Refractive Lenticule Extraction) which is a new generation laser eye surgery procedure that is a less invasive way to treat short-sightedness.