Refractive Surgery

Looking for refractive surgery Colorado residents can count on? Look Optical offers refractive eye surgery and LASEK eye surgery Colorado patients have trusted for years. This might be just the treatment you need for clearer, healthier vision.

What is Refractive Surgery?

You’ve probably heard that refractive surgery is a powerful way most people can improve their eyesight. But what is it, exactly? It refers to a number of different treatments that all have the same basic goal: Correcting your vision by changing the shape of your cornea.

The cornea is the clear, round dome at the front of each eye. The eye relies on it for most of its focusing tasks, including close up and far away. As a result, most common vision problems are related to issues with the shape of the cornea.

Vision problems that are created or worsened by cornea malformation include:

  • Nearsightedness: Blurry or unclear vision when things are far away;
  • Farsightedness: Blurry or unclear vision for things that are close by;
  • Astigmatism: Blurry and distorted vision affecting all distances;
  • Presbyopia: Difficulty seeing very close things, caused by age.

Laser Surgery is a Fast, Effective Way to Resolve Common Eyesight Problems

Virtually all of the problems above can be reduced or eliminated through laser surgery. In such a surgery, a sophisticated medical laser is used to reshape the cornea. When performed by a trained professional, this leads to more efficient focusing of the eye at all distances.

Most patients report sharper, clearer vision after the procedure. Treatment can take as little as a half-hour, and patients go home right away. The healing process continues for two to three months, during which vision gradually improves. In severe cases, full healing can take up to six months.

An ideal candidate for the process has these traits:

  • No eye diseases, such as cataracts or glaucoma, that can interfere with the process;
  • An understanding of the risks and possible side effects of having the surgery;
  • A refractive error within the bounds of what the surgery can effectively treat.

If you want to reduce your dependence on glasses or contact lenses, surgery may be the best option. Bear in mind that you may still require corrective lenses, even though your vision might be substantially better.

Only a qualified physician can let you know whether surgery could help you. To find out more, visit Look Optical at one of our convenient Colorado locations.