Are you worried that a diagnosis of myopia may disqualify you as a candidate for LASIK? Patients may find themselves in a panic at the thought. There’s no need to worry! Myopia is nothing more than the medical term for nearsightedness. Myopia is the most common refractive error. This also makes it one of the most popular reasons start considering LASIK. After all, wouldn’t you like to live a life free of glasses and contacts? Even if you’re nearsighted, you could be a candidate for LASIK! Keep reading to learn more about myopia and the possibility of LASIK candidacy.
Vision problems such as myopia are refractive errors. A refractive error means that there are issues with your vision. These refractive errors, like myopia, cause the cornea to be misshapen. When the cornea is misshapen, refractive errors like myopia occur.
Myopia is common, affecting about thirty percent of the United States! When you have a refractive error, it means that your cornea doesn’t properly bend light on to the retina. How light becomes refracted changes the clarity of your vision. If your vision is not clear enough, you’ll find yourself wearing glasses or contacts. These are only temporary fixes!
You may be wondering why you have myopia, while some people have 20/20 vision. Refractive errors occur when the light is not able to bend or focus as it should in the eye. This leads to blurry vision when trying to look at something up close.
How Do I Know If I Have Myopia?
If you need glasses or contacts to see close up, it means you are nearsighted. There is a large spectrum when it comes to being nearsighted. You might find that you are only able to read a book without your glasses if you hold it within inches of your face. Someone who else is nearsighted may be able to see up close clearly, but can’t see from the back of the room. If you have nearsightedness, your vision will slowly worsen over time. Getting LASIK means a life free of glasses and contacts. All you’re left with is clear vision!
LASIK For Myopia
Even if you have myopia, there’s good news! Because it is so prevalent, it is one of the most common reasons people get LASIK. The only way to know for sure if you qualify for LASIK is to get a LASIK consultation with Stahl Eyecare Experts! If you qualify for LASIK, a laser creates a flap in the cornea and then removes a small amount of corneal tissue. When the small amount of tissue gets removed, the cornea becomes reshaped. The reshaping of the cornea means you finally have the clear vision you’ve always wanted!
LASIK can also treat other refractive errors like astigmatism. Depending on the severity of your refractive errors, it’s worth it to consider LASIK. Want to learn more about LASIK? Contact Stahl Eyecare Experts for your LASIK consultation today! You’ll never regret a life that’s free of glasses and contacts!