Depending on glasses or contacts to see clearly can become cumbersome after a while. If you desire more spontaneity and flexibility while still enjoying sharp vision,refractive surgery in Littleton, CO could be the answer.
Understanding Refractive Errors
Refractive errors in vision are common and can include any of the following:
- Astigmatism, which results from an abnormal curvature of the cornea
- Hyperopia, also known as farsightedness
- Myopia, also known as nearsightedness
- Presbyopia, which is a sub-category of farsightedness
The term refractive error refers to changes in the eyes that affect their ability to focus on specific images. Abnormalities with the cornea of the eye change the way that light enters it, causing objects that should be clear to appear blurry.
How Refractive Surgery Can Help Each of These Conditions
Refractive surgery for nearsightedness reduces the steepness of the cornea to improve the focusing ability of your eyes. If you are farsighted, the surgery steepens your cornea and improves your focusing power. When astigmatism is a problem, refractive surgery reshapes parts of your cornea to make images appear symmetrical and smooth. The result is clearer, sharper images both from a distance and up close.
Who is a Good Candidate for Refractive Surgery?
Your optometrist at Visionaire Eye Consultants may recommend this procedure if you are at high risk of developing an eye disease like glaucoma or cataracts. You should understand the risks and benefits before agreeing to refractive surgery, which our team will discuss with you. Please note that the surgery will not make your vision perfect. However, the difference in visual clarity should be significant.
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LASIK is one example of refractive surgery in Littleton, CO that could help you. Pleaserequest a consultation to learn more about the various options available for vision correction and to receive a recommendation about which procedure is right for you.