Laser Vision Correction In High Myopes
Near-sightedness, is a type of refractive error that is also known as myopia. Individuals usually wear spectacles or contact lenses to correct their distance vision. Some myopes often remove their glasses for near tasks, and others leave them on or wear bifocal glasses. The correction of myopia is one of the most common reasons for individuals to undergo laser vision correction – so that distance correcting glasses or contacts can be eliminated altogether.
In the past, patients with large myopic prescription (high myopes) often were not candidates for laser vision correction. However, with major advancements in laser technology and techniques, high myopic corrections are now a possibility. To determine if you are candidate for laser vision correction, a thorough screening consultation is required to measure the full correction required and an assessment of the complete health of the eye. While not ALL high myopes are candidates for laser vision correction, a discussion with your laser eye surgeon will outline what treatment options may be suitable. Schedule a consultation with U Eye Laser Cosmetic to determine if you are a candidate.