Glasses and contacts can be great tools used to help you see clearly, but they can also come with their own set of problems. For example, glasses have to be frequently adjusted or cleaned, while contacts need to be changed. Not only are glasses and contacts troublesome to care for, they aren’t even a permanent solution, as there is the ongoing cost of having to buy new ones.
An alternative to contacts and glasses may be refractive surgery. Refractive surgery fixes vision conditions related to light not properly focusing on the retina in the back of the eye, including nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. In some cases, surgery may even address the issues of presbyopia, the loss of ability to focus on items close up, that is part of the natural aging process.
In order to correct these errors, the shape of the cornea is changed, helping the eye to focus the light internally. It delivers excellent results, often with short recovery times. While refractive surgery cannot guarantee perfect vision for every patient, it can significantly improve eyesight, and reduce or eliminate your dependence on glasses or contact lenses.