The difference between near and distance vision

25 Jun 2014

Without thinking about it, your eyes will automatically adjust to accommodate your vision needs, be it looking at something in the distance or reading text up close.

This innate focusing mechanism is accredited to the naturally flexible lens that is able to change shape quickly.

Light enters the eye and must pass through the cornea, lens and various fluids found in the eye before landing on the light-sensitive tissue found in the retina at the back of the eye.

When light is unable to land here, a vision defect may be present that can affect vision acuity up close or far away.

Less than perfect eyesight

If you are near sighted, then you have myopia which affects distance vision and is usually corrected with a concave lens being placed in front of the eye.

If you are far sighted, then you have hyperopia which affects near vision which is commonly corrected with a convex lens being placed in front of the eye.

Alternatively, Laser Eye Surgery at Optilase Northern Ireland removes the need to wear any lenses in front of the eye.

Small surgery, big impact

Laser Eye Surgery is a procedure that employs a computer controlled Excimer Laser to alter incoming light so it focuses on the retina unaided by a lens.

The correction applied to the eye during Laser Eye Surgery uses technology that has the capability to perform infinitely tiny changes to the surface of the cornea.

However, these tiny alterations to the shape of the cornea deliver life changing results to a person’s eyesight.

Depending on how much correction is needed, ultra clear vision can be achieved in less than 30 minutes with Laser Eye Surgery at Optilase Northern Ireland.

Is Laser Eye Surgery for me?

Over 40,000 life changing Laser Eye Surgery procedures have been carried out by Optilase, with the vision correction treatment available at our clinics in Belfast, Newry and Derry/Londonderry.

If you are undecided as to whether laser vision correction is the right choice for you, then you may benefit from a free, no-obligation consultation where you will have an opportunity to ask any questions and voice any concerns you may have.

Schedule your free Laser Eye Surgery consultation at any Optilase clinic on 08000 121 565

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