What is myopia?
Myopia, also known as nearsightedness or shortsightedness, is an astigmatism where objects up close are in focus, but objects in the distance appear blurry. Most people with myopia wear glasses or contacts. However, myopia is a very treatable eye condition, which means you can live a life without glasses or contacts thanks to fast, safe corrective procedures that will restore your vision.
What causes myopia?
Myopia occurs when the cornea is too steep or the eye is too long. When light rays enter th eye, they do not converge together as they should, so the eye cannot focus properly, especially on objects in the distance.
What are my treatment options?
VLEC offers you the world’s best surgical procedures for Myopia or Nearsightedness. When you come in for your free consultation, we will do a thorough evaluation of your individual needs and expectations, and help you decide on the best treatment for you, your lifestyle and work, from among the following:
iLASIK is blade-free procedure combines the advanced IntraLase Femtosecond laser with the VISX Star S4™ excimer laser to provide patients with a procedure so safe and precise that even NASA has approved it for U.S. Astronauts. This advanced treatment platform can treat a broad range of vision imperfections, including nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism.
Custom PRK is for those patients who may not be candidates for iLASIK, Photorefractive Keratectomy, also known as PRK, may be an option. PRK is commonly known as "LASIK without the flap". Instead of making a flap as is commonly done with LASIK, the laser eye treatment is applied to the surface of the cornea, eliminating all potential negative consequences of a LASIK flap.