What vision problems can laser eye surgery treat?
At My-iClinic, we are able to treat a variety of prescriptions with laser eye surgery.
Reading glasses (presbyopia)
As we get older, our vision can deteriorate as the mechanism within our eyes naturally wears out and we begin to need reading glasses, referred to as presbyopia. Typically by age 45-50, we begin to struggle reading items up-close. Crystal clear vision can be restored with laser eye surgery procedures.
At My-iClinic, we offer Presbyond, a unique type of laser eye surgery specifically for people who do not want to wear reading glasses. Presbyond refocuses the two eyes to give them near and intermediate vision without the need for glasses, restoring youthful clear vision up close.
Usually developing throughout childhood, short-sightedness affects approximately 25% of the UK population. Myopia means that the focusing power of the eye is too strong, causing distant objects to appear blurry.
To treat Myopia with laser eye surgery, we use the latest generation of technology, ReLEx SMILE (Small Incision Lenticule Extraction). This type of refractive eye surgery uses a computer and robotics to calculate the exact dimensions of your cornea lens and cuts away the excess to give your eye a clear, natural focus without the need for glasses or contact lenses. With the ability to treat highly myopic prescriptions, ReLEx SMILE laser eye surgery allows for rapid healing of the eye, reducing the presence of post-operative dry eye.
Having long-sightedness is the opposite of Myopia and causes the focusing power of your eyes to be too weak. This causes an individual to see distant objects more easily than ones close-up.
To treat Hyperopia, we use both LASIK and LASEK treatments. Our specialist ophthalmic surgeons will carry out an in-depth consultation to assess your needs and recommend the best possible laser eye treatment for your circumstances.
Astigmatism is a condition that occurs when the shape of the eye is irregular and means that the eye can only partially focus, causing blurred vision no matter the distance of objects from the eye.
As a very effective treatment for astigmatism, laser eye surgery can correct blurry vision. We offer LASIK and ReLEx SMILE to correct astigmatism by reshaping the cornea to allow light to better focus on the retina, giving clearer vision.