Can LASIK correct nearsightedness and farsightedness at the same time?
Hi, it’s Dr. Chotiner from Memorial Eye Institute. If you have nearsightedness and farsightedness at the same time and want to be free from glasses and contact lenses, I have some good news for you…
Yes, LASIK can correct nearsightedness (also known as myopia). In fact, LASIK is largely successful when it comes to treating nearsightedness, and is the preferred option for treating significant nearsightedness (myopia).
LASIK can also correct farsightedness (known as hyperopia) by altering the shape of your cornea (that is, giving it more of a curve). This alters the way light enters the eye so that the retina receives it differently so you are able to see clearly without glasses and contact lenses.
A detailed assessment and exam by your ophthalmologist and discussions with the surgeon performing the procedure can help to determine which option you may be the best candidate for.
To learn more about laser eye surgery for nearsightedness and farsightedness, please book online for a free virtual vision assessment on our website today.
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