Do you wear prescription glasses and are fed up of them and want to get rid of them, but don’t know where to look for? There is the good news for you. You can get rid of your pesky glasses with the help of refractive surgery. Haven’t you heard about it? Here’s the information for you.
Refractive Surgery to Correct Refractory Errors
Defects like myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), presbyopia and astigmatism are known as refractive errors. They can be corrected by refractive surgery and your vision can be improved. Various surgical procedures can correct or adjust the focusing abilities of your eyes by reshaping your cornea, the clear round dome on the front side of your eyes. Also a lens can be implanted inside your eye with a refractive surgery. Another type of refractive surgery that has become extremely popular today is the LASIK (Laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis) wherein the cornea is reshaped with the help of a laser. All these surgeries are performed at Eyeklinik, a leading eye care clinic at Monterrey, Mexico.
Refractive Surgery for Nearsightedness
Refractive surgery for nearsightedness includes reduction of curvature of a cornea which is too steep due to which there is a reduction in the focusing power of the eye. Images that are focused before the retina because of the steep corneal curve or longer eye are pushed nearer or straight onto the retina with surgery.
Refractive Surgery for Farsightedness
In farsighted people, images are focused beyond the retina because of a flat cornea or short eye. With a refractive surgery, the cornea will be made steeper to increase the focusing power of the eye by pulling images nearer or straight onto the retina.
Refractive Surgery for Astigmatism
For astigmatism, refractive surgeries are done to selectively reshape sections of irregular cornea and make it symmetrical and smooth. As a result, images focus clearly on retina instead of being distorted because of light scattering due to an irregular cornea.
Are You a Candidate for Refractive Surgery?
You are a good candidate for a refractive surgery, if you:
- Have a proper refractive error
- Want to depend less on your glasses or contact lenses
- Are ready to accept the integral risks and side effects of the surgery
- Don’t have an eye disease
- Know that you may still need to wear glasses or contacts after the surgery in order to get your best vision
A perfect method for rectifying refractive errors still doesn’t exist. You should choose the best option after a complete checkup and discussion with your ophthalmologist. Maybe it’s the best option for you and you can enjoy a great vision. Wish you the best of luck!