LASIK for far-sightedness
Hyperopia is the technical and medical name for farsightedness or long-sightedness. You may also hear it referred to as hypermetropia.
It is a common eye condition involving a refractive error, meaning the eye doesn’t refract (bend) the light as it should do in order to create clear, focused images. When you suffer from hyperopia, those objects in the distance may look clear but ones closer to you appear blurred.
The good news is that hyperopia can be corrected with LASIK eye surgery.
How does LASIK treat Hyperopia?
Excimer lasers create a cool ultraviolet light beam to remove ("ablate") microscopic amounts of tissue from the cornea to reshape it so light entering the eye focuses more accurately on the retina for improved vision.
For nearsighted people, the goal is to flatten the cornea whilst with farsighted people, a steeper cornea is desired.
What treatment options are available for Hyperopia?
The following procedures are suitable for Hyperopia: