Are you tired of wearing glasses, or putting in contact lenses so you can see? If you’re searching for an alternative myopia treatment, our team of ophthalmologists can discuss the advantages of LASIK eye surgery with you. With LASIK for myopia, you can leave the prescription lenses at home and enjoy clearer vision. Our doctors offer innovative LASIK eye surgery and treatments for clients in Michigan and Ohio. Get enhanced precision and accuracy from the IntraLase Method utilized by our doctors. Revive your vision with LASIK eye surgery for myopia.
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What is Myopia?
Myopia is a refractive error also known as nearsightedness. This condition makes objects farther away appear blurry while objects close to you are clear. A recent study estimates that up to 30% of the world is myopic. The cause is typically an irregular eye structure, such as a curved cornea or long eyeball. This irregular shape prevents light from reaching the retina correctly. The result is blurry vision when looking at something from a distance.
Myopia comes in a few different forms. High myopia develops when an eyeball is too long. Degenerative myopia is typically inherited and elongates the eyeball. This type develops quickly and early in life — by adolescence or early adulthood.
While blurred vision is the most common symptom, there are others to be aware of, including:
- Frequent headaches
- Constant squinting
- Eye straining
- Eye fatigue
Available Myopia Treatments
Prescription lenses, which can clear up blurriness by correctly focusing light entering the eyes, are the most common myopia treatment. However, there are also various innovative refractive surgeries that can lessen dependency on glasses or contacts.
LASIK Eye Surgery for Myopia
LASIK eye surgery, the most common refractive surgery for myopia, is performed with cutting-edge lasers. During the procedure, a laser forms a flap on the top layer of the cornea. Lasers are utilized to reshape the cornea, and the flap is closed. The incision can heal on its own so no stitches are required. Our team of ophthalmologists provides LASIK eye surgery for myopia in areas such as Ann Arbor, Battle Creek, Toledo, Jackson, Kalamazoo, and Adrian. Request an appointment with our team to discuss available treatments.
At Specialty Eye Institute, our doctors utilize the IntraLase technique to create this corneal flap for enhanced precision and accuracy. In fact, IntraLase is 100% more accurate than other mechanical microkeratomes. This technique has been used successfully hundreds of thousands of times at Specialty Eye Institute and is a well-trusted surgical option. If you want to learn more about the benefits of receiving LASIK eye surgery for myopia, give our team of doctors a call at (877) 852-8463 to request an appointment.
Photorefractive Keratectomy for Myopia
Similar to LASIK eye surgery, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) also utilizes lasers to reshape the cornea. PRK reshapes the middle layer of the cornea. The lasers are used to flatten the cornea to allow light to focus properly on the retina.
Implantable Collamer Lens for Myopia
During the implantable Collamer lens (ICL) procedure, a permanent lens is inserted into the eye. The ICL is placed between the natural lens and the iris. The new device refracts light and ensures the proper placement of incoming light onto the retina.
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Are You a Candidate for LASIK Eye Surgery?
The blurriness caused by myopia can be treated with prescription lenses, but glasses and contacts can be a hassle to deal with on a daily basis. For those in need of a more permanent solution, our team of ophthalmologists may recommend LASIK eye surgery to eliminate the symptoms of myopia. Give our doctors a call by phone at (877) 852-8463 to discuss available myopia treatments.
What Happens During a Consultation?
During your appointment, the doctors at Speciality Eye Institute will determine if LASIK is the best option for you. Our specialists will review your vision history and take measurements of your eye(s). The thickness and shape of the cornea are taken into account when determining your eligibility for myopia surgery.
Immediately after your LASIK myopia surgery, you should rest. Since you’re permitted from driving yourself to and from the procedure, you will need assistance getting home. We do not recommend taking public transportation alone. Keep in mind, irritation the first few hours after the surgery is normal. Your surgeon will prescribe oral pain medication to alleviate this discomfort.
In addition, your doctor will go over any restrictions to your daily routine as you recover. Some patients see vision improvements as early as the following day. When your sight is clear, you can resume normal activities. Your doctor can set expectations post-surgery and answer any post-surgery questions.
Surgery & Treatments for Myopia
When you’re ready to enhance your vision, contact the experts at Specialty Eye Institute. Our team of doctors offers surgical and non-surgical myopia solutions. Our ophthalmologists provide LASIK eye surgery and other types of treatments for myopia in areas such as Jackson, Battle Creek, Lansing, Ann Arbor, Chelsea, and Toledo. No matter your lifestyle needs, we can provide you with the best choices for your vision. Give us a call today at (877) 852-8463 or request your consultation online to discuss your vision goals.