Over time, your eyesight will inevitably deteriorate, which will leave you needing to wear glasses or contact lenses, which many people hate. With the advent of technology, you can banish your glasses to the bin and contact lenses to the medicine cabinet, as there are treatments available to stop you from needing them. Below are some of the treatments you can consider stopping yourself from having to wear contact lenses or glasses and considerably improve your eyesight.
You have various surgery options available to help correct your eyesight, depending on the problem you have with your eyes. Not everyone is a suitable candidate for surgery, so you will need to check what options are ideal for you with a specialist. Some of the most common surgeries are as follows:
ICL Surgery: You can use ICL (Implantable Collamer Lens) surgery for various conditions, including myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism. The procedure is where the doctor will insert an artificial lens into your eye between the natural lens of the eye and the iris. You can significantly improve your vision when this procedure is successful, and you will no longer need to wear glasses to contact lenses.
LASEK Surgery: One of the most common treatments to repair the eyes is LASEK surgery, which stands for laser epithelial keratomileusis. The procedure is relatively straightforward, and the surgeon will cut a flap by loosening epithelial cells. They will then use a laser to reshape the cornea and secure it with a soft contact lens which will remain in place and eventually heal over. As with ICL surgery, you can use the treatment for myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism, and it is relatively quick with one eye taking between 10-20 minutes to complete.
Phakic Intraocular Lens Implants: People who are too farsighted to utilise other treatments may need to opt for Phakic Intraocular Lens Implants. This treatment is designed for people who have extensive eyesight problems, and the procedure is relatively simple. The surgeon will make a small incision at the edge of the cornea so they can place an implant in the eye. It is attached to the iris, and they leave the natural lens in place, and the results can dramatically improve the patient’s vision.
These are three of the most common types of corrective eye surgery to improve your vision, but there are more besides. Consult with a specialist who will be able to discuss your options and which procedure you are most suitable for, and you can correct your eyesight and say goodbye to your glasses for good.