Can LASIK Fix Myopia (Nearsightedness)?
Yes, LASIK can be an effective treatment for nearsightedness, which is the result of a misshapen cornea.
How Does LASIK Fix Nearsightedness?
LASIK surgery uses an ultraviolet laser to change the shape of the cornea so that light is focused correctly on the retina, fixing the refractive error that causes myopia.
Is it Better to be Nearsighted or Farsighted for LASIK Surgery?
How Much Does LASIK Cost if you are Nearsighted?
When Should I Get LASIK if I am Nearsighted?
LASIK surgery for nearsightedness can be performed once the individual’s prescription has stabilized and the patient is 18 year or older. It is important to first consult with a LASIK provider to determine the best timing for the surgery as a variety of factors such as cost, lifestyle, and medical conditions play a role in determining candidacy and if LASIK is the appropriate procedure for your vision correction goals.