What Vision Problems Can LASIK Eye Surgery Fix?

Serving Poughkeepsie, Yorktown and Nearby Areas of the Hudson Valley

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As the most well-known and oldest version of vision correction surgery, LASIK is usually the process you will inquire about when you decide to fix your vision. At Seeta Eye Care Centers, we know our Highland LASIK eye surgery can be a life-changing procedure, but we also offer a other surgeries that may do a better job of fixing your specific vision issues.

LASIK, as you may know, is a procedure in which the doctor cuts a flap in the surface of your eye with a laser, then folds the flap back and uses the laser to remove imperfections in the cornea. The flap of tissue is then folded back onto its place on the eye, where it will heal over a few days.

Variations on LASIK include PRK, which simply removes the tissue rather than folding it back into a flap, and IntraLase, which uses lasers to the exclusion of all other surgical tools. But most laser vision correction can solve the same vision problems. Your choice will have more to do with your own decisions than any limitation of the surgery.

LASIK and other laser-based corrective surgeries can fix the following conditions:

  • Near-sightedness (myopia)
  • Far-sightedness (hyperopia)
  • Astigmatism

There are some conditions that LASIK cannot easily correct. Presbyopia, a form of farsightedness that comes from the lens of the eye thickening and hardening with age, is one such condition. Cataracts cannot be affected by LASIK. For either of these conditions, you must swap out your eyes' natural lenses with artificial ones that improve vision.

To learn more about improving your vision with Seeta Eye Care Centers, contact us at 845-454-1025  to set up an appointment. We serve patients in Highland, Yorktown, Carmel, and throughout Dutchess County.