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Appropriate Vision Correction Treatments for Long-Sightedness

20th September 2021

It’s always hard to determine which vision correction treatments are appropriate for people who suffer from long-sightedness. To make this task simpler, below are a few options that we offer at LaserVision to ensure that you get the most out of your journey with us.

LASIK Eye Surgery (Laser In Situ Keratectomy)

This is one of the most common forms of vision correction treatments in the world. It can be used to treat hyperopia (long-sightedness), myopia (short-sightedness) and astigmatism. In the case of short and long-sightedness, and astigmatism, light is bent incorrectly causing it to be focused elsewhere – resulting in blurred vision.

Traditionally, blurred vision is corrected by bending (refracting) light rays with glasses or contact lenses. However, LASIK eye surgery uses a laser designed to change the shape of your cornea to provide the refraction and restoration of your vision.

Taking approximately 10-minutes per eye, this is a quick, easy procedure with minimal downtime and rapid results. This treatment is subject to a full consultation by our vision correction experts. Learn more about LASIK and the benefits of this vision correction treatment or find your nearest LaserVision to book your consultation.

LASEK Eye Surgery (Laser Assisted Epithelial Keratomileusis)

LASEK is a common alternative vision correction treatment to LASIK eye surgery. This procedure can be used to improve refractive errors including short and long-sightedness and astigmatism.

Again, this is a simple but effective procedure with minimal downtime and great results. The difference between LASIK and LASEK eye surgery is the process in which the top corneal layer is removed. While both vision correction treatments use precise lasers to change the shape of your cornea, LASEK is suited to patients with dry eyes, thin corneas, or for those who participate in physical activities as no flap is created during the surgery.

Our medical experts will determine whether LASIK or LASEK is the best option for you. Which is all based on a full consultation on your symptoms and requirements. Find out more about LASEK eye surgery or visit your nearest LaserVision location to discuss your needs with our experts.

Refractive Lens Surgery

Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE) is a great alternative to laser eye surgery, particularly for patients over the age of 45. Unlike LASIK and LASEK, this treatment does not use lasers to restore your vision. Instead, the procedure replaces the natural lens in your eye with new monofocal, multifocal intraocular lenses (IOL).

A full consultation is required prior to this treatment as accurate measurements of your eye are taken. This is to allow a bespoke intraocular lens to be implanted. This surgery is a fantastic option for those experiencing any short or long-sightedness, and astigmatism who want to achieve clear distance vision without glasses.

There are several types of replacement lenses available with this vision correction treatment. The condition of your eyesight will determine which lens you require, how it performs, and the improvement in your vision post-surgery. Therefore, a full consultation and accurate measurements are essential to determine the right lenses based on your personal requirements.

Discover more on refractive lens surgery as well as the different lens types and their benefits.

Choose LaserVision for Your Vision Correction Treatments

Please note that self-diagnosis is not recommended and the information above is a guide to provide you with information so that you can visit our medical experts.

Our team of eye surgeons will help to guide you in the right choice for you based on your requirements. Contact us to book an appointment for a full consultation and find out more about our other vision correction treatments.

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