Vision Correction

Types of Vision Correction Surgery

Kelly Laser Center offers various types of vision correction procedures to treat common eye problems you may be experienccing. The procedures are divided into two categories: 1) Laser Vision Correction, and 2) Implant Vision Correction.

These procedures work wonders to correct: 1) nearsightedness (myopia), hyperopia (farsightedness), astigmatism, and presbyopia (no more reading glasses). Since everyone has different eye characteristics, Dr. Kelly will determine during your consultation which vision correction surgery may be best to correct your disorder.

Did you know that 70% of our eye’s focusing power comes from the cornea and 30% from the lens? Watch the video below to learn more about how the eye works.

Corrective Eye Surgery Procedures

PROCEDURE USED FOR
LASIK
  • Myopia (nearsightedness).
  • Hyperopia (farsightedness).
  • Astigmatism
PRK/EPI-LASIK
  • Non-candidates for LASIK because of thin, flat, steep, or irregular corneal shape. (Up to 10 diopters of myopia and 5 diopters of hyperopia).
  • Also for people with moderately dry eye.
PHAKIC IMPLANT
(with natural lens in place)
  • Non-candidates for laser vision correction because of very high levels of myopia.
NON-PHAKIC IMPLANT/CLEAR LENS EXTRACTION
  • Non-candidates for laser vision because of high levels of hyperopia.
  • Treatment of presbyopia.

Most Common Vision Disorders

When light is not properly focused, vision is blurry. The technical term for this is refractive error. The following information outlines the most common refractive errors that can be treated with vision correction surgery.

VISION DISORDERS EXPLAINED REFRACTIVE DYNAMICS

MYOPIA (nearsightedness):

This condition results in light focusing in front of the retina. Individuals with myopia see near objects clearly, but distant objects are blurry.

Vision Correction for Myopia

HYPEROPIA (farsightedness):

This disorder results in light not focusing by the time it reaches the retina. For farsighted individuals, distant objects are blurred and near objects are even more blurred.

Vision Correction for Hyperopia

ASTIGMATISM:

This occurs when the cornea is oval shaped, like an egg or football. In this condition light is bent unequally, forming two focal points and preventing a clear image from forming on the retina. One may have astigmatism alone or in combination with myopia or hyperopia.

Vision Correction for Astigmatism

PRESBYOPIA:

As we perform our daily activities such as reading, watching television, and driving, our eyes are constantly focusing on objects at varying distances. This process is called accommodation and diminishes slowly after age 45. The reduction in accommodation is known as presbyopia. The reason for presbyopia is that the lens of the eye loses flexibility, and the ciliary body muscle surrounding the lens weakens. Most people wear reading glasses or bifocals when they have presbyopia.

Vision Correction for Presbyopia