Can I Get LASIK if I Have Myopia?

Have you been told that you have myopia? Many patients hear the term and worry that they have a serious eye problem and are no longer a candidate for LASIK surgery. Myopia may sound scary, but it’s a complicated word with a simple definition. If you have myopia, you are nearsighted. This is the most common refractive error of the eye and is easily treated with LASIK surgery. Come see us at Will Vision & Laser Centers and treat your myopia. With LASIK surgery, you can enjoy clearer vision without glasses or contacts.

LASIK and Myopia

Myopia, also known as nearsightedness, occurs when the eye is too long or the cornea is too curved. This causes focusing problems with the light entering the eye. With nearsightedness, distant objects look blurry. Myopia is very common and affects approximately 30% of the population in the U.S.

LASIK surgery corrects refractive errors, or problems with focusing light. A laser is used to reshape the cornea, changing its focusing power and improving the eye’s ability to focus light and see clearly. LASIK surgery is an excellent treatment option for myopia, hyperopia (farsightedness), presbyopia, and astigmatism.

Do I Have Myopia?

If you’ve been told that you are nearsighted, you have myopia. Nearsightedness can vary in severity. Some patients can see well up close, but struggle to focus on objects that are far in the distance. Other patients can only focus on things that are a few inches from their face. You may have myopia if close objects are clear and distant objects appear blurred. Myopia can be treated with glasses, contacts, or LASIK surgery.

Am I a Good Candidate for LASIK?

If you use glasses or contacts, you are likely a good candidate for LASIK surgery.  At Will Vision & Laser Centers, we use only the most advanced technologies available. This allows us to treat many vision problems including high degrees of nearsightedness and farsightedness. We have successfully treated many patients that were told that they weren’t good candidates for LASIK elsewhere. Our goal is to dramatically improve your vision and we accept nothing less than your 100% satisfaction with your vision and experience. Come see and we’ll help you determine if you’re a good candidate for LASIK.