LASIK and Refractive Surgery
Refractive surgery is the term used to encompass any surgical treatment to change the eye's focus. Instead of glasses or contacts; surgery is used to overcome nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), astigmatism or age related loss of near vision (presbyopia). There are numerous surgical procedures available for correcting or adjusting your eye's focusing ability by reshaping the cornea, the clear round dome at the front of your eye. The most widely performed types of refractive surgeries are LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis) and PRK, both utilizing a precise laser technology to reshape the cornea.
Since the 1970’s, eye surgery for patients with focusing problems has significantly improved. Surgeons have been performing laser vision correction procedures for over two decades, it is the most common elective vision procedure in the United States.
Whether you have nearsightedness, farsightedness, presbyopia or astigmatism, it is likely that you would qualify for refractive surgery; however, there are some conditions that exclude certain patients. During your complimentary consultation your physician will determine if you are a good candidate and which procedure is right for you.
Schedule your consultation with one of the skilled providers of Cascade Eye and Skin Centers today, (253) 446-3760.