See The World Through New Eyes
Vision correction procedures have been helping patients reduce or eliminate their dependence on glasses and contact lenses for over 2 decades. As testimony to its life changing benefits, thousands of ophthalmologists and optometrists around the world have become so impressed with the results of laser vision correction that over one million procedures are now preformed each year.
Heavy patient demand for laser vision correction has inspired surgeons and laser manufacturers to make tremendous advancements in both Excimer laser technology and surgical techniques. When laser vision correction was first performed in 1988, only low to moderate nearsighted patients without astigmatism could be treated.
Today, with the second and third generation Excimer lasers, very low to moderately high degrees of nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism can be readily treated. And, for many patients that had large pupils, thin corneas or other contraindications for laser vision correction, newer surgical techniques now allow them to enjoy benefits of clear vision without dependence on glasses and contact lenses that only a few years ago they would have been denied.
The decision to have vision correction surgery is an important one that ultimately, only you can make. It is important you have realistic expectations and that your decision is based on facts, not hopes or misconceptions. Vision correction surgeries do not always create 20/20 or even 20/40 vision; the goal of any refractive surgical procedure is to reduce your dependence on corrective lenses.