Do you have vision problems while reading a book, seeing an object at a distance, or looking at close objects? These conditions are called refractive errors.
Refractive errors are quite common, but the good thing is refractive errors can be corrected with the help of the LASIK procedure. According to National Eye Institute, these vision problems that 50 percent of the USA’s people experience can be fixed.

Conditions that LASIK Can Correct

LASIK Can Correct Most Common Types of Refractive Errors! Such as Myopia (nearsightedness), Hyperopia (Farsightedness), Presbyopia, and Astigmatism. It is highly recommended to consult an experienced LASIK Surgeon to properly assess your vision and know the correct respective LASIK procedure.

Myopia

In this condition, one can clearly see the close objects and have problems seeing objects that are far away. One can opt for Contacts, Glasses, or Vision corrections procedures such as LASIK to eliminate myopia. With LASIK, the focus point is forced BACK onto the Retina, allowing proper focusing of the eye with no visual aides & resulting in CLEAR Vision with no visual aids! This is accomplished with LASIK by FLATTENING the curvature of the cornea with the laser beam.

Hyperopia

In this condition, one can see the objects which are far away but have problems seeing the objects which are up close. One can opt for Contacts, Glasses, or Vision corrections procedures such as LASIK to eliminate myopia. With LASIK, the focus point is forced BACK onto the Retina, allowing proper focusing of the eye with no visual aids & resulting in CLEAR Vision with no visual aids! This is accomplished with LASIK by STEEPENING the curvature of the cornea with the laser beam.

Astigmatism

In this refractive error, the eye’s front surface or the lens inside the eye is curved differently in one direction than the other that causes blurry vision. One can opt for Contacts, Glasses, or Vision corrections procedures such as LASIK to eliminate myopia. With LASIK, the corneal curvature is made more” ROUND” like a Baseball to focus rays of light onto the Retina allowing proper focusing of the eye resulting in CLEAR Vision WITHOUT any visual aids!

Presbyopia

This condition occurs in people who are in their early 40s, where they lose the ability the read up close and push things away to see clearer. With LASIK laser vision correction, although there is no reading surgery with LASIK, a MONOVISION correction can be performed. Many people already have Monovision with the usage of contact lenses to see clearly BOTH far & near without the usage of contact lenses! With Monovion LASIK, The DOMINANT eye is done for distance & the NON-DOMINANT eye is done for near vision. The monovision results are usually EXCELLENT, with one having the BEST of BOTH WORLDS to see CLEARLY Both far & near WITHOUT the need for reading glasses anymore!

Conditions that LASIK Can Not Correct

When we are talking about the conditions that LASIK can treat, let’s also understand the conditions that cannot be correct with the LASIK.

Keratoconus

Lasik is not recommended for patients with Keratoconus. It is a condition when the cornea thins out and bulges like a cone and makes the visions blurry and distorted.

Glaucoma

As per the National Eye Institute, Glaucoma is a group of diseases that damages the eye’s optic nerve. This results in loss of vision.

Cataracts

It is a condition that usually occurs in people over the age of 65, which makes the vision blurry and foggy. As this is related to the lens of the eye, it cannot be correct with the help of the LASIK procedure. As per the National Eye Institute, Glaucoma is a group of diseases that damages the eye’s optic nerve. This results in loss of vision.

Amblyopia

Also called the lazy eye, this condition is usually found in children and is related to the muscle.

If you live in Philadelphia or its surrounding areas and have one of the conditions that LASIK can fix, then feel free to reach out to Columbus LASIK Vision, “Largest LASIK center in Eastern PA, “for a consultation.

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About Dr. Columbus

Dr. ColumbusDr. Bill, as he is affectionately known, is the founder and surgical director at Columbus LASIK Vision. He received his Bachelor’s Degree at Scranton University and his medical degree at Penn State University Medical Center where he also performed his internal medicine internship. He then spent three years at Nassau County Medical Center training in Ophthalmology. Shortly after finishing at Nassau county, he began his cornea and refractive fellowship at the prestigious Cornell Medical Center in Manhattan. Dr. Columbus has demonstrated his commitment to excellence with over 25,000 corrective eye procedures.