What Eye Conditions Does LASIK Treat?

What Eye Conditions Does LASIK Treat?

By Eye Center of Northern Colorado April 21, 2019

LASIK surgery uses the latest technology to correct a number of refractive errors that cause blurry vision. LASIK stands for laser in-situ keratomileusis and has proven to be highly effective in correcting and reducing the refractive eye conditions that it is used to treat. This surgical procedure makes use of a highly precise laser to carefully reshape the cornea to the desired results.

LASIK surgery can correct three types of refractive errors:

Myopia (Nearsightedness) – Myopia occurs when the eyeball is slightly longer than usual. This causes light rays to focus at a point in front of the retina, rather than directly on its surface. Patients who are nearsighted have difficulty seeing objects that are at a distance. LASIK surgery corrects myopia by flattening the cornea so that light entering the eye focuses on the retina rather than in front of the retina.

Hyperopia (Farsightedness) – Hyperopia occurs when
the image formed by the focusing mechanism of the eye is behind the retina. This
condition is caused by an eye that is shorter than normal, or a cornea that’s
not as curved as it should be. Patients who are farsighted have difficulties
seeing objects that are close, and typically have trouble with reading or
viewing any item up close.

Astigmatism – Astigmatism
is a common condition caused by an imperfection in the curvature of the cornea
or lens of the eye. When the cornea or lens is unevenly steepened, it can
result in objects having an irregular focus. This very a common refractive eye
disorder and can be found on its own but it can also accompany hyperopia and

Patients with varying degrees of refractive error have found success with LASIK vision correction in Greeley. To find out if you are a good candidate for LASIK, contact Eye Center of Northern Colorado at 970-221-2343 or to schedule a consultation with one of our doctors.


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