The vast majority of people wearing prescription glasses or contact lenses have trouble focusing. In healthy eyes with proper vision, light enters through the cornea and is directed through the eye’s crystalline lens to the retina, the light-sensitive layer at the back of your eye, which then transmits the image to your brain. Most issues with focusing are related to either the shape or health of the cornea.
The Four Most Common Reasons Eyes Cannot Focus
The vast majority of patients we see have one or more of these issues:
1) Myopia: Known as near-sightedness, people with myopia can see closer objects much more clearly than those far away. From a medical standpoint, this occurs when the eye is too long, or when the corneal curvature is too steep.
2) Hyperopia: Known as far-sightedness, hyperopia causes blurred vision in objects that are closer. This occurs when the eye is too short, or when the corneal curvature is too flat.
3) Astigmatism: This occurs when an eye is shaped like a football instead of the natural basketball shape.
4) Presbyopia: This refers to the common age-related need for reading glasses which generally happens in our forties. This occurs over time as the lens continues to harden, making it more difficult to see objects within arms-length.
How Laser Eye Treatment Can Help
Using state of the art laser eye surgery, we can reshape the contour of your cornea. Our procedures are blade, pain-free, and let you live glasses and contact free! Many patients notice dramatic vision changes within days or even hours.
Depending on the condition of your eyes, our vision experts will help you choose between iLASIK™, PRK with iDesign Refractive Studio or VISIAN treatments, all of which can improve your vision to 20/20 or better, while maintaining or improving night vision.
Contact Image Plus today to book your complimentary vision assessment and learn whether Laser Eye surgery is right for you.