Laser eye surgery is the most commonly practiced procedure to correct vision problems caused by refractive errors, including myopia (near-sightedness), hyperopia (far-sightedness) and astigmatism (distorted vision when looking at objects at any distance).
More recently, laser eye surgery has also been used to correct presbyopia (the inability to focus on nearby objects), which is part of normal aging and can be corrected by using reading glasses.
All of these conditions are caused by problems with the way the eye focuses an image on the retina, which is the light-sensitive layer at the back of the eye. A large part of the eye’s ability to focus depends on the shape of the cornea, the clear front surface of the eye.
During laser eye surgery, a surgeon uses a laser device to make permanent changes to the shape of the cornea. Surgically altering the shape of the cornea can correct mild to moderate refractive errors in most people.
We will assess your suitability for Laser Refractive Surgery and refer you to an experienced surgeon. Any questions or concerns you may have regarding the surgery will be happily explained and all aftercare will be overseen.