Patients that have clear vision do not have to worry about relying on glasses and contact lenses to read, drive, or engage in any other task or hobby. Unfortunately, the majority of the population experiences blurry vision when trying to view near or distant objects. Patients that are in their 30s and younger may have blurred vision due to myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism. Patients that are in their 40s or older may have poor near-vision due to a condition called presbyopia. These vision conditions can be frustrating for patients because they must depend on visual aids to help them see. The good news is that there are vision correction surgeries that can permanently improve you or your loved ones vision. If you are searching for holiday gift ideas, consider paying for the cost of corrective eye surgery for your mom, dad, sibling, spouse, or another person that is close to you.
LASIK surgery is the most commonly performed laser eye surgery procedure in the United States. The treatment corrects the refractive errors that cause myopic, hyperopic, and astigmatic errors. The vast majority of patients that undergo LASIK achieve 20/20 vision or better. A small percentage of patients may need to undergo an enhancement treatment to perfect vision.
Intraocular lenses, or IOLs, can be placed in patients that have developed presbyopia. Presbyopia is an age-related condition that results in blurred vision when patients are viewing near objects; it begins to affect patients when they are in their 40s. Premium IOLs as such as crystalens, ReZoom, and ReSTOR can replace the natural lens of the eye to produce clear near and far vision in patients that undergo surgery.
The Boston LASIK specialists at New England Eye Center can perform Epi-LASIK, PRK, CK, or IOL surgery with the ReZoom lens in Boston. Contact our practice today to schedule an appointment at one of our offices.