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If You Wear Glasses, LASIK Might be Right for You 

Most people who wear glasses or contacts have a refractive error in their eyes: nearsightedness, farsightedness and/or astigmatism. Refractive errors mean that light entering your eyes is unable to focus on the retina (the back of your eye) because the shape of your cornea (the outer layer of your eye) is flatter than normal (farsightedness), steeper than normal (nearsightedness) or oval shaped (astigmatism). You can also have refractive errors because your eye is short (farsightedness) or long (nearsightedness).  

Prescription glasses and contact lenses help bend the light to specifically adjust for your unique refractive error. No two eyes will be exactly the same when it comes to the amount of correction needed. That’s why when you put on someone else’s prescription glasses – even if you are both nearsighted, for example – you may not be able to see clearly.  

Nearsightedness, farsightedness and/or astigmatism can be corrected during a LASIK vision correction procedure.  

How LASIK Corrects Refractive Errors 

LASIK vision correction works by reshaping your corneal tissue with a laser so a more ideal shape can be created. With an improved shape, light entering your eyes will be able to focus on your retina and you’ll have clearer vision.  

No two LASIK procedures should ever be exactly the same.  

Just like your prescription lenses are unique, your LASIK procedure should be customized to take into consideration all of your unique eye characteristics so you can achieve your very best eyesight. The Wright Eye Center has invested in customizable LASIK technologies that allow us to give every LASIK patient an individual, tailored procedure. Not all LASIK centers have this type of advanced technology!  

Is LASIK Right for You?  

Simply having a refractive error does not automatically make you a good candidate for LASIK. If an eye doctor says you can have LASIK without first assessing your eye health, please get a second opinion! The Wright Eye Center offers free LASIK Consultations to ensure that your corneas are thick enough, you do not have any existing eye disease and your eyes seem healthy enough for the procedure. If he doesn’t think LASIK will be a safe and effective procedure for you, he will tell you if a LASIK alternative is a better option for your eyes.  

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