Some are farsighted while some are nearsighted. If you are either, regardless, there’s a good chance that you do not have a very bright eyesight.
The vision terms “nearsighted” and “farsighted” are commonly used to describe visual problems. But what do they exactly mean?
Nearsightedness (Myopia) is a common eye condition wherein the light coming into the eye is not properly focused onto the retina, causing one to have difficulties in seeing objects that are far away while having a clear vision of those nearby. This is commonly caused by an elongated eyeball that occurs over time.
On the contrary, Farsightedness (Hyperopia) is a condition that describes one’s eyesight that is naturally blurry on objects nearby, but clear upon looking at objects from afar. It is the exact opposite of nearsightedness.
While that answers what near and farsightedness is and avoid confusion, the bigger question is — how do you get them corrected?
Of course, LASIK will cross your mind as you’re hoping that it can get the job done in terms of fixing your visual problems. The simple answer to that question is yes.
Modern LASIK, given its advancements, can correct vision problems such as nearsightedness and farsightedness.
LASIK has the ability to correct the refractive errors that your eyes might have with the use of the laser involved in the procedure.
The advanced and precise laser used for LASIK is designed to reshape the cornea and correct the front surface of the eye, solving vision problems, including Near and Farsightedness, accordingly.
While eyeglasses and contact lenses can help you get through every day despite your near or farsightedness, they can only do so much. Plus, the inconvenience that they may bring in certain occasions isn’t something you want to prolong, most likely.
That’s where LASIK can come in as a proven and effective corrective measure to your near or farsightedness. LASIK works best if you need to have your vision corrected because you are near or farsighted.
Having a screening for LASIK to see if you can be an eligible candidate for the procedure is the first step to your journey to a perfect vision.
Want to correct your vision, whether you’re near or farsighted? You most certainly can! Check your compatibility for LASIK, contact our Patient Care Lines: (+632) 368 5238 l (+63) 917 862 7454 l (+63) 921 217 0517.