Contrary to popular belief, not every vision problem can be corrected with LASIK surgery in Denver. Many people who wear glasses or contact lenses feel LASIK is the answer to their problems, but then learn after a consultation their particular eye issue does not make them an ideal candidate for this popular elective surgery. So, what problems exactly does LASIK surgery help?
One of the most common vision problems is called myopia, also known as nearsightedness. This is a condition in which people have problems seeing things at a distance, yet have no trouble seeing things close up. Myopia is caused by the eyeball being too long or the presence of too much curvature on the cornea. Denver LASIK surgery can correct these shape and balance issues in the eye to cure the myopia.
The opposite of myopia is hyperopia, also known as farsightedness. When someone is farsighted, they are able to see things that are far away, but things that are close up may become blurred. Although LASIK surgery is slightly more involved when correcting hyperopia, many farsighted people report wonderful success from the procedure.
Astigmatism is another common vision problem that LASIK eye surgery in Denver can correct. With astigmatism, fine details are hard to see at either a distance of close up. All of these problems are considered refractive eye errors and LASIK technology is specially made to correct refractive problems.
At your first consultation for possible Denver LASIK eye surgery, the doctor will give you a thorough eye examination to determine whether refractive eye surgery is right for you. He will examine the shape of your eye, as well as perform a glaucoma test to make sure your eye is free of that disease. After the exam, you will go over your medical history with the doctor. You must be up front and honest during this part of the consultation because diseases like Herpes of the eye could disqualify you from having LASIK performed. The doctor will also go over all the risks of the surgery, the types of LASIK you have to choose from, as well as any pre and post-op instructions.
LASIK surgery can indeed change your life. Your vision may become clearer than you ever remembered and you will be free of burdensome glasses and contact lenses. Call us today to learn if LASIK in Denver is right for you and set yourself on the way to a bright and shining visual future.