Laser Vision Correction
Blurred Vision Information
Blurred vision can be due to many causes. In most people it is simply because they need glasses or contacts, with which they see clearly.
If this is you, it is likely you will benefit from laser vision correction. There are three causes of blurred vision that can be corrected with glasses or contacts.
- Myopia or short sightedness
- Hyperopia or long sightedness
Vision problems occur because of poor focus of light on the back of the eye (the retina) by the cornea (the front surface of the eye) and the “crystalline” lens inside the eye. This is called refractive error, which includes near or short sightedness and astigmatism. Glasses and contact lenses work by changing focus of light before it enters the cornea.
Note: Laser Vision Correction cannot improve vision impaired due to reasons other than the need for glasses or contacts. For example, LVC cannot restore vision lost to diabetes, cataract, glaucoma, age related macular degeneration or poor vision in one eye from childhood.