See clearly at a distance again
And lower your risk of infection and other problems compared to contacts!
Nearsightedness: inability to focus on distant objects
Nearsightedness—what doctors call “myopia”—most often happens when the eyeball is too long compared to the focusing ability of the cornea and lens. Because the focal point is in front of the retina, images are blurry by the time they reach the back of the eye.
Managed with glasses or contacts — or fixed with surgery!
Glasses and contacts are external lenses—prosthetics—that can refocus light on the retina for sharp vision. But both have drawbacks. Glasses create a literal window between you and the world; they slide down your nose and get foggy when you come in from the cold. Contacts require a lot of maintenance, and can be very irritating to the eye.
Vision correction can quickly, painlessly and permanently eliminate the need for external lenses.
Dr. Siepser offers a range of solutions for nearsightedness
Most nearsighted patients are excellent candidates for LASIK. Patients come in unable to see the wall clock across the room, lie down for a 15 minute procedure, and sit up amazed that they can now see the clock. The improvement in the following week is often better than their vision with glasses and contacts.
Dr. Siepser can help patients who are not candidates for LASIK too, using one or more other refractive procedures, such as PRK and ICLs. These are appropriate when your corneas are too thin for LASIK, or when your prescription is very high.
The fact is that these procedures may actually offer a lower risk of infection and other problems, compared to continued use of contact lenses. Over time, patients typically save money as well.
If you’re tired of glasses and contacts and want to see clearly again without prosthetic lenses, why not schedule your visit now.
Nearsightedness Quick Facts
• Nearsightedness is an inability to see clearly at a distance
• It usually starts in childhood, gets worse through adolescence, and stabilizes at about age 20
• Dr. Siepser has many options for restoring sharp distance vision, including LASIK, PRK and tiny corneal implants
• Do you have thinner corneas, high-diopter prescriptions, astigmatism and other challenges? Dr. Siepser has helped many like you who have often been told they are not candidates. Chances are he can help you too.