How Does Laser Eye Surgery Help Myopia?
Mr Glenn Carp – “Laser Eye Surgery can correct for myopia in that in myopia we have a situation where the focal point of the eye is focused before meeting the retina. Essentially what is required is either to shorten the eye or to flatten the cornea. So in Laser Eye Surgery what we do essentially is we flatten the central portion of the cornea and that allows the focal point to shift backwards so that it now reaches the right point, in other words the retina itself.”
Laser Treatment For Myopia Explained Further…
The need to wear glasses or contact lenses is usually removed by myopia laser treatment and this ability to see clearly without aid is of particular benefit to any myopic person who enjoys sport or leads an active life. Many myopic individuals also find it helps in social situations where faces can be more easily recognised. However, Laser Eye Surgery is not the only way to treat myopia.
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I was extremely short sighted and had spent my life struggling but coping pretty well. I was nervous about the procedure but it was not as bad as I had anticipated. Believe me, it is probably one of the best things I have ever done. Minus 12 – 20-20!Go back