Is LASIK for Me?

Headaches, eye strain, and fatigued eye muscles are a few issues associated with deteriorating vision.  LASIK surgery is one way to resolve those issues.

Although many people have LASIK surgery, you may wonder if it is a viable option for you.  We will cover three common issues, one of which you may be currently experiencing, to help you decide if LASIK surgery is the proper option.

3 Common Eye Problems LASIK Can Correct

LASIK surgery corrects common eye ailments such as myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism.  If you suffer from any of these eye problems LASIK is a great choice for correcting it.

Let’s take a deeper dive to find out if you should opt for LASIK.

#1 – Myopia (aka Nearsightedness)

Commonly known as nearsightedness, myopia makes it hard to see distant objects but easy to see objects up close.  Imagine sitting at the back of a classroom and having difficulty reading the chalkboard but able to read your book easily.

Glasses and contacts can correct the issue causing nearsightedness, but LASIK could correct the issue to the extent that glasses or contacts aren’t needed.

#2 – Hyperopia (aka Farsightedness)

Hyperopia, which is commonly known as farsightedness, causes objects far away to be clear but blurry up close.  The eyes simply focus better on distant objects than on those up close.

Ideally, your eyes should focus light rays and send images to your brain.  When the eyes can’t properly focus those light rays, your vision suffers.  This is what leads to headaches, fatigue, and blurred vision.

#3 – Astigmatism

Astigmatism causes the eye to be misshapen.  Your eyeball should be perfectly round. Astigmatism elongates it, which allows light to bend unevenly over your eye.

People can be born with astigmatism, but it can also develop after an injury or eye disease.  Fortunately though, a doctor can properly diagnose the severity of the astigmatism and correct it through surgery.

It is also helpful to note that myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism are all refractive errors because they involve how your eyes bend (refract) light.  If you are experiencing issues with your vision it generally involves one of those culprits. Successful refractive eye surgery can reduce or cure these vision disorders.

About The Eye Center

To schedule your LASIK consultation, please contact The Eye Center, with locations in Huntsville and Madison, at 256-705-3937 ex. 4.