Eye surgery for farsightedness continues to grow in popularity and is a frequently requested procedure. LASIK reshapes the cornea and changes the way light rays enter your eye, allowing your eye to focus differently. LASIK is typically a very effective treatment for farsightedness, though it is also good for nearsightedness and for some forms of astigmatism.
Some doctors utilize a “monovision” treatment plan for LASIK when treating farsightedness. This means one eye is corrected for distance vision and one eye is corrected for near vision.
LASIK surgery is not without risk, although most patients report few complications. Side effects can include over-corrections or under-correction (sometimes requiring a second adjustment), difficulty with night driving, infection and other complications. Your doctor will discuss your risks, recovery and LASIK options during your consultation.
For more information about eye surgery for farsightedness, please contact Harvard Eye Associates in San Clemente at 949-951-2020 or harvardeye.com.