Does LASIK Fix Nearsightedness?

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?

Neither nearsightedness nor farsightedness is better for LASIK surgery. The success of LASIK surgery depends on the severity of the individual’s refractive error and other personal medical factors.

How Much Does LASIK Cost if you are Nearsighted?

The cost of LASIK surgery for nearsightedness can vary depending on the provider and location. It is best to consult with a LASIK provider to get an accurate estimate of the cost.

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.