Las Vegas Vision Correction Options - Refractive Surgery
Light and images are focused, or refracted, by the cornea - the clear front window of the eye. Vision is clear if the cornea and lens focus the image precisely on the retina - the layer of light sensitive cells that line the back of the eye. When images are not focused precisely onto the retina, a refractive error occurs.
Refractive Surgical Procedures
At Westfield Eye Center in Las Vegas, vision correction can be achieved with a full range of surgical procedures to correct refractive errors and allow you to see clearly without corrective lenses. Click on the following links to obtain more information about these procedures.
- Multifocal Lens Implantation for cataracts and age-related presbyopia
- LASIK (Laser In-Situ Keratomileusis) for correction of nearsightedness, far sightedness and astigmatism
- Custom LASIK Using Wavefront for customized vision correction, sometimes better than 20/20
- Vision Correction Options for Astigmatism
- PRK (Photorefractive Keratectomy) for vision correction in those who are not good candidates for LASIK
- Visian ICL™ for correction of myopia (nearsightedness)
If light and images are focused in front of the retina, distant objects appear blurry. This is called myopia or nearsightedness. If images are focused beyond the retina, nearby objects appear blurry. This condition is called hyperopia or farsightedness. If the cornea has unequal curves, images are distorted because light focuses on more than one point in the retina. This is known as astigmatism.
Glasses or contact lenses correct refractive errors (myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism) by adding or subtracting refractive power. Refractive surgery is intended to improve vision by permanently changing the shape of the cornea and thereby reducing the dependence on glasses or contact lenses.
If you would like to learn more about refractive surgical procedures, click here to request a consultation online with a qualified ophthalmologist in Las Vegas at Westfield Eye Center. Or, you may call our office at 702-362-EYES (3937) to schedule an appointment.