Laser vision correction (also known as Laser Refractive Surgery) is a procedure that can be done that will eliminate your need to wear prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses. While there are different types of laser refractive surgery, they all correct vision in the same way; by reshaping certain layers of the cornea (the clear layer in the front of the eye). The cornea along with the anterior chamber and lens refracts light and the cornea accounts for two thirds of the eye’s optical power. The cornea is responsible for most of the eye’s focusing power.
Laser vision correction can greatly improve one’s quality of life because one would not have to worry about purchasing, maintaining and replacing corrective eyewear. This also makes it much easier for people to participate in sports and other activities because they will have clear vision while doing activities without having to be concerned about ruining their glasses. Since contact lenses cannot be worn during certain activities such as swimming, one would be able to swim with clear vision without contacts if they had a successful laser vision correction procedure. Unfortunately, while laser vision correction can be quite beneficial, it is not appropriate for everyone. If you’re considering getting laser vision correction, we highly recommend that you make an appointment with our Mauldin eye doctor at Oneway Eyeglasses.
One of the many valuable optical services we offer at our practice is Laser Vision Correction exams. Our expert Mauldin eye doctor will do a thorough evaluation in order to determine if Laser Vision Correction would be right for you or not. If it is, our expert eye doctor will discuss the procedure along with the pros and cons of getting the procedure done and will answer any questions you may have. She will then refer you to a laser vision correction specialist for further evaluation who can perform the procedure if you choose to do it. If our professional eye doctor determines that you’re not a good candidate for laser vision correction, then other options will be discussed with you.