Laser Eye Surgery

What Is Laser Eye Surgery and Why Is it Useful?

People throughout the world suffer from poor vision and require glasses or contact lenses so that they can see properly. In some cases, these people may opt for laser eye surgery to improve their overall vision and eliminate the need for glasses.

Basically, laser corrective surgery works by reshaping the cornea (front) of your eye to allow light to be focused properly on the retina at the back of the eye. It comes in a number of different forms, and we’ve outlined a few of the most popular below.

As always, the best thing to do if you think laser eye surgery could be a good option for you is to speak with your local optometrist.

Why Should I Consider Laser Eye Surgery?

Basically, poor vision can impact your life – as I’m sure you know if you’re someone who has to wear glasses or contact lenses. To put it simply, laser eye surgery can improve your vision and result in a dramatic improvement in your overall quality of life. Some of the reasons why you should at least think about it include:

  • You won’t have to wear glasses or contact lenses to be able to see properly any more.
  • Your overall vision will be improved, which will impact numerous aspects of your life in general.
  • It’s relatively affordable and a safe procedure.
  • A huge percentage of people achieve 20/20 vision following the surgery.

However, there are a few different types of laser eye surgery, which we’ve outlined below.