If you’re nearsighted, farsighted, or have astigmatism, LASIK can do for you what nature could not – it can give you clearer vision.
The normal eye (1) experiences clear vision by focusing the light passing through the cornea onto the retina in the proper location.
Myopia or nearsightedness (2) is a condition that occurs when the cornea is excessively curved or the eyeball is too long. Light rays do not focus on the retina as they should. This causes objects that are close to the eye to appear in focus clearly, while distant objects appear blurred.
Hyperopia or farsightedness (3) is a condition that occurs when the eyeball is too short. Light rays focus behind the retina. This causes objects near the eye to appear blurry, while distant objects will appear in focus.
Astigmatism (4) occurs when the cornea of the eye is oblong instead of round. This causes an image to focus at multiple points, resulting in blurry or multiple vision.
Traditionally, the treatments for these eyesight conditions have been contacts or eyeglasses. These solutions are only temporary, but LASIK can enhance your vision for life.
What should I ask my doctor?
It’s very important to be sure that you are a good candidate. While it’s important to know how many procedures your surgeon has performed, it’s perhaps more important to ask how many patients your surgeon turns away.
The surgeons at Sutton Linder & Sutton take a conservative approach to LASIK surgery and will not recommend this procedure unless you are a good candidate. The majority of people who want LASIK are candidates, but you should be prepared for the possibility that you may be one of the patients we turn away.
See if you’re a candidate. Call 402-484-0900 to schedule a free LASIK consultation.
Frequently Asked Questions
For more information about LASIK, visit our LASIK FAQ page.