Laser Eye Surgery can correct different prescriptions in each eye

06 Apr 2014

Anyone who needs to wear glasses to correct a refractive error will often have two different prescription readings in for each eye. This is completely normal, as it is very rare to have the exact same refractive error in both eyes.

A refractive error is present in the eye and related to either the length of the eye or the curve of the cornea.

Refractive errors caused such by anatomical defects in the eye which prevent incoming light from bending correctly so that when light lands on the retina, it either overshoots or focuses in front of it, causing objects to appear blurry.

Treating common refractive errors

Myopia (short sightedness), hyperopia (long sightedness) and astigmatism are the three most common refractive errors in Northern Ireland and in some cases of myopia and hyperopia, astigmatism can be also present in the eye.

Treating refractive errors involved prescribing a convex or concave lens to be worn in front of the eye in order to correct the original error.

Laser Eye Surgery at Optilase Northern Ireland is also a safe and effective procedure that reshapes the cornea at the front of the eye to eliminate your refractive error and the need to wear glasses.

Choosing Laser Eye Surgery at Optilase

In the last decade, Laser Eye Surgery has become the treatment of choice for over 40,000 Optilase patients who have traded in their glasses for uncompromised 20/20 vision.

Laser Eye Surgery works by projecting a computer-controlled laser beam onto a precise area of the cornea to remove a certain amount of cells either from its centre of its periphery, depending on a person’s individual refractive error.

The amount of corneal tissue removed during Laser Eye Surgery at Optilase Northern Ireland is designed to match your prescription needs, so that if you have a -3.00D reading, then a correction to negate this deficit will be carried out during treatment.

By doing so, the shape of the cornea is permanently changed so that any incoming light is refracted accurately on the retina at the back of the eye so that objects appear in focus at any distance.

Schedule your free Laser Eye Surgery consultation at any Optilase clinic across Northern Ireland by calling 08000 121 565.

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