Refractive surgery is the term used to describe surgical procedures that correct common vision problems (near-sightedness, far-sightedness and presbyopia) to reduce your dependence on prescription glasses or contact lenses.
For people who are nearsighted, certain refractive surgery techniques will reduce the curvature of a cornea so that the eye’s focussing power is lessened.
Farsighted people will have refractive surgery procedures that achieve a steeper cornea to increase the eye’s focusing power.
Refractive surgery might be a good option for you if you:
The best option for you will be decided once you have consulted with your ophthalmologist.