Nearsightedness, or myopia, results when the shape of the cornea and/or length of the eyeball causes light to be refracted in front of the retina. People with myopia cannot see distant objects clearly, and the most common treatments include glasses and contacts. But LASIK surgery is an option for the permanent treatment of myopia.
How LASIK Works to Correct Myopia
Any treatment for myopia involves refocusing light so that it is refracted precisely on the retina. Glasses and contacts refocus light before it hits the cornea. LASIK vision surgery, on the other hand, reshapes the cornea to correct refractive error. How the cornea is reshaped during LASIK vision surgery is different for each patient; the advanced LASIK technology used at Bernitsky Vision allows for high levels of customization.
Find out if LASIK vision surgery can correct your nearsightedness.
Contact Bernitsky Vision in Albuquerque, NM at 505-323-0800.
Nearsighted LASIK Vision Surgery Candidates
LASIK vision surgery is ideal for patients with mild to moderate nearsightedness, typically up to -8 diopters. Those with severe myopia may not be ideal candidates for LASIK. Other vision correction treatment options include:
Patients whose myopia results from keratoconus may require intracorneal rings (Intacs) or corneal transplants. The latter treatment may allow patients to have LASIK vision surgery in the future.
Permanent Myopia Treatment in Albuquerque, New Mexico
Dr. Bernitsky has over 25 years of experience as an Albuquerque LASIK surgeon and has restored or improved the vision of thousands of nearsighted patients using LASIK and other surgical vision correction options. To find out if you are a candidate, contact Dr. David Bernitsky at Bernitsky Vision to schedule your free LASIK consultation.