Having a 20/20 vision is considered as having a perfect vision as most people know. It is, but do you know that it is still possible to have a vision beyond or better than 20/20?
Yes, you read it right. It is possible with LASIK.
The measurement of 20/20 vision means something specific to eye specialists. Understanding what it means and the conditions it measures help determine your overall eye health.
LASIK has helped millions of people get normal vision if they are nearsighted, farsighted, or have astigmatism. That includes providing a beyond 20/20 vision on some occasions for some patients.
Having 20/20 means measuring your ability to see clearly at a distance of 20 feet. Still, it is possible to have better eyesight than 20/20 vision.
Being able to see objects at a distance greater than 20 feet away means you have a sharper vision or greater distance vision. For example, someone with a 20/16 vision can see objects at 20 feet as though they were at 16 feet.
People who have a refraction error in their vision experience problems focusing due to issues with the shape of their cornea in their eye, which then refracts light in a way that the brain cannot interpret the signals well through the optic nerve. Refraction errors include myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), astigmatism (change to the shape of the eye), and presbyopia (farsightedness specifically due to aging).
The one procedure that can fix these refraction errors and help people live without glasses or contact lenses is LASIK.
Since LASIK is the most recognizable type for refractive surgery, one of the simplest to perform, and one of the most useful with good long-term results, this is most likely the procedure you will be referred to if you ask about vision-correcting surgical procedures. Between 90 and 95 percent of laser vision correction is done with the LASIK procedure.
When you ask our optometrists or ophthalmologists at Shinagawa about LASIK, know that the goal is to get a normal and brighter vision, which is defined as 20/20 when dealing with refraction errors like astigmatism or presbyopia. But in some cases, a patient can also get a vision brighter than 20/20.
An in-depth eye exam will help your eye doctor understand if you are a good candidate for LASIK. Call our Patient Care Lines: (+632) 7-368 5238 l (+63) 917 862 7454 l (+63) 921 217 0517 to schedule a comprehensive eye check with LASIK screening, and see if you are eligible for the procedure.