What eye conditions does LASIK treat?
LASIK is used to treat short-sightedness or myopia. It’s used for long-sightedness or hyperopia, and it’s used to treat astigmatism. Very often in our patients, they will have a combination of either myopia, short-sightedness, and astigmatism or long-sightedness and astigmatism.
The other condition that LASIK is used to treat is a condition called presbyopia. And what presbyopia is, is where patients lose the ability to focus for close print, so lose the ability to read with age. Typically, from age 45, 50 onwards. And over time, they find their reading distance goes further and further away. So, there is a form of LASIK that we can use to treat this to bring the reading vision back in again closer.