Laser surgery for long sight

I often wish I was long-sighted rather than short-sighted.

If I could only see well at a distance, for one, I could look in the mirror in the morning with a smile on my face, none the wiser to the ever darker bags under my eyes, the new spots on my forehead, or the deepening wrinkles.

But best of all I could zone out of boring conversations, block out distractions around me, and generally be more at ease with everyday situations like being stuffed between strangers on the metro.

But alas, as someone who writes about refractive errors, I know that the above is just fantasy born out of wishful and grass-is-always-greener thinking.

The reality of long sightedness is much less enjoyable and much, much more frustrating.

A few things that come to mind are the tired eyes after reading, writing, or using a computer. The frequent headaches from straining and squinting for hours on end. The embarrassment and nuisance of meeting someone you know but not being able to place a name to their blurry face…

Encounter these problems on a daily basis, and any so called benefits the affliction may bring are drowned out in a sea of stress and exhaustion.

So what’s the solution?

Well, for anyone who’s long-sighted, there are generally three treatment options to choose from: glasses, contacts, or Laser Eye Surgery. Their run down usually goes something like this:

Glasses are the easiest and cheapest of the bunch — if you can keep track of them and don’t mind the frequent visits to the opticians to replace broken pairs. Or, for that matter, if you can put up with them while trying to cook or doing anything remotely active.

Contacts are more convenient, but their continual maintenance, daily cost, and the fact they’re not actually good for your eyes make them, in many ways, a poorer option.

And then there’s Laser Eye Surgery. Laser Eye Surgery rids you of the need for both glasses and contacts, and so undeniably comes with the most benefits. But then again, you pay for the pleasure and it comes with its own risks.

The above argument is more or less accurate, apart from two huge misconceptions: that Laser Eye Surgery is expensive and risky.

The reality is, when calculated over a period of ten, twenty, or thirty years, Laser Eye Surgery is the most cost effective option of the three. And when it comes to safety, well, contact lenses put the eyes of wearers at a much greater risk of harm than does Laser Eye Surgery.

The safest and most cost-effective solution for long-sightedness

Mr Glenn Carp explains how Laser Eye Surgery can treat hyperopia

Long-sightedness or hyperopia occurs when the eyeball is shorter and flatter than it should be due. This abnormality causes light rays that enter the eye to focus behind rather than directly on the retina, distorting images in the near field of vision.

In a similar way to glasses, Laser Eye Surgery corrects this abnormality by changing the way light bends into the eye and moving the focal point back to the retina. The big difference is that Laser Eye Surgery makes this change not with temporary external lenses, but by reshaping the eye’s natural lens and therefore creating permanent results.

As a safe and cost-effective alternative to glasses and contacts, one very real barrier that has long prevented people from having Laser Eye Surgery is their prescription being too high for treatment. However, this may have been true ten years ago, but in 2017, Laser Eye Surgery can treat very high prescriptions and provide such patients with just as good outcomes. At London Vision Clinic, 98 percent of patients achieve at least 20/32 vision, including those with high prescriptions.

Find out more about Laser Eye Surgery for long-sightedness or book your consultation today by contacting our friendly team of experts.