Does LASIK Correct Nearsightedness and Farsightedness?

Yes. LASIK surgery can correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. Dr. J. Trevor Woodhams is an experienced eye surgeon who has been changing client's lives with vision correction surgery for more than three decades.

LASIK for Nearsightedness

Nearsightedness (myopia) causes patients to have difficulty seeing things that are far away. Because their eye is longer than a normal eye, light passing through the cornea gets focused in front of the retina instead of on it. LASIK surgery can correct this condition because Dr. Woodhams will reshape your steep cornea so that light will pass through and be focused at the correct angle on your retina.

LASIK for Farsightedness

Farsightedness (hyperopia) is the opposite of nearsightedness. Patients cannot focus clearly on objects that are close because their eye shape is shorter than normal. This causes light to be focused beyond the retina. Similar to correcting nearsightedness, reshaping your cornea with LASIK will allow light to focus on the correct place in your eye.

LASIK Also Corrects Astigmatism

Because the LASIK procedure reshapes your cornea, it can also correct astigmatism. Many patients who have either nearsightedness or farsightedness also have astigmatism. Dr. Woodhams can correct all of these issues during your LASIK procedure.

If you would like to learn how LASIK can correct your vision, please contact Woodhams Eye Clinic to schedule your consultation with an Atlanta eye doctor.