Millions of people in this country suffer from myopia or nearsightedness a condition where objects at a distance appear blurry. The condition usually starts in childhood and continues into late adulthood, often progressing along the way. In myopia light coming into the eye through the lens does not focus directly on the retina in the back of the eye but is focused well before the retina causing blurry vision. Nearsightedness is the most common refractory error and it is estimated that in 1971 25 percent of the US population had myopia but by 2004 that figure grew to 41 percent. The condition is alleviated by using eyeglasses or contact lenses or through Miami Beach LASIK laser eye surgery.
For those not wanting to use glasses or contacts any longer our doctor, Thomas Weiss, MD offers a painless surgical method of repairing the refractory error and restoring clear vision. LASIK is a popular procedure that reshapes the curvature of the cornea allowing light to hit the back of the retina. Unlike other older laser reshaping procedures that take place on the surface of the cornea the Miami Beach LASIK technique used for laser eye surgery first uses one laser to create a flap in the cornea and the LASIK laser to reshape it. After the procedure the patient can resume normal life after taking it easy for a few days. The vision correction is so successful that most patients no longer need corrective lenses for distance vision.
The first step is a free consultation during which our doctor will examine your eyes to determine whether you are a good candidate for the surgery. Some patients such as those with thin corneas are not good candidates for Miami Beach LASIK but maybe candidates for different refractory procedures. In cases where LASIK isn’t a viable option our doctor can implant a Visian ICL (Implantable Collamer Lens) behind the iris and in front of the eye’s natural lens. Make an appointment with our doctor for a free consultation and let him determine if LASIK or some other procedure can help you throw away your glasses and contact lenses for good.