Exploring LASIK Eye Surgery for Hyperopia

Are you one of the 7 million Australians suffering from hyperopia (farsightedness or long-sightedness)? Want to ditch your glasses for good? LASIK eye surgery could be your key to long term, clear vision!

A common refractive error that affects the eye’s ability to focus on nearby objects, hyperopia results in blurry vision up close while distant objects remain clear. It occurs when the eyeball is too short or the cornea is too flat, causing light rays to focus behind the retina instead of directly on it. Those with hyperopia typically experience eyestrain, headaches, and difficulty focusing on tasks requiring close-up vision, such as reading.

While hyperopia can be corrected with glasses and contact lenses, LASIK is a popular procedure for individuals who would rather not be reliant on corrective eyewear. Quick, painless, and highly effective, read on to find out more and determine if it might be right for you.

How LASIK Surgery Can Correct Hyperopia

LASIK (Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis), is a revolutionary surgical procedure that reshapes the cornea, the transparent front part of the eye, to improve how light rays are focused onto the retina at the back of the eye, resulting in improved vision.

During the procedure, a thin flap is created on the surface of the cornea, allowing access to the underlying corneal tissue. A laser is then used to precisely remove microscopic amounts of corneal tissue. The laser’s beam is guided by a state-of-the-art computer-controlled system based on the individualised measurements of the eye obtained during a pre-operative evaluation. The aim is to reshape the cornea to correct the refractive error, and in the case of hyperopia, the cornea is reshaped by giving it more curvature (or steepening it).

After the cornea has been reshaped, the flap is carefully repositioned back to its original position. The vision will significantly improve by the next day and will continue to improve over the next few weeks.

You will be given some simple post-operative care instructions, and it’s essential that you follow these to ensure the best possible visual outcome. You will be prescribed medicated eye drops to prevent infection and reduce any inflammation, and there’s a few activities that you will be told to avoid during your recovery period, such as swimming, strenuous exercise, applying make-up and UV exposure. The good news is, with proper aftercare and by attending scheduled follow-up appointments, you should quickly experience clear vision – and say goodbye to your glasses or contact lenses!

Embrace Clear Vision Today

If you are looking for an effective, long-term solution to improve your hyperopia, LASIK surgery may be the ideal choice. It is important to consult with an experienced ophthalmologist as they will be able to determine if it’s an appropriate treatment for your specific needs, and discuss any potential risks or benefits associated with it.

With millions of people around the world enjoying its results, LASIK surgery is a safe and effective treatment for those who wish to enhance their vision and reduce their dependency on corrective eyewear.

To find out more about LASIK eye surgery or to find more about other treatment options schedule a consultation with NewVision Clinics today. Book online now or call 1800 20 20 20 to speak with our friendly staff.