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August 30, 2010

Lasik says no to refractive errors

Filed under: Uncategorized — Doctor Boothe Eye @ 4:23 pm

Lasik can treat many different types of refractive errors. The visual outcomes after Lasik depend on severity of eye problems. But even those people who have very bad eyesight still have a chance of success at the Boothe Eye Care & Laser Center. According to all available data most patients experience clear vision with Lasik laser vision correction.

In theory (and practice), we see images when light goes through the cornea and lens, and then focuses into a certain area of the retina. It is how a healthy eye works. Refractive errors do not let light to focus normally and details become fuzzy. That is why eyeglasses or contact lenses are needed in order to see clearly.

The most common refractive error is myopia (nearsightedness). In this case, the light stream goes through the cornea and lens, and the problem is that it does not focus into the retina but in front of it. It happens when the eyeball is too long, or the cornea’s angle is too steep. As a result, people with myopia have blurry eyesight at far distances. Fortunately, Dr. Boothe is able to correct this refractive error.

Also there is such refractive error as hyperopia, or farsightedness. It is an opposite complication to myopia. The stream of light, having passed through the cornea and lens, focuses behind the retina. It is often caused by too short eyeballs or by a disability of the lens to become round enough. In this case, it is impossible to focus your sight on near objects. Lasik is able to manage this refractive error as well.

Another type of refractive error is astigmatism, when light focuses at different points in front of and behind the retina. People with this eye problem cannot focus on both far and nearby objects. But – good news – astigmatism can be also corrected by Dr. William Boothe.

Presbyopia is the forth most common refractive error and can also be fixed by Lasik. This eye problem is generally caused by eye senescence and can occur in people after the age of 40. At this age, it becomes harder to focus the eye’s lens and often one cannot do without glasses.

To summarize, all of these refractive errors can be corrected with the Lasik procedure at the Boothe Eye Care & Laser Center. During the laser eye surgery well-experienced Dr. William Boothe and his professional staff will remodel the cornea with special laser and it will help the light stream to focus precisely on the retina. As a result, the patient will have good eyesight again. Lasik is safe and there is almost no discomfort during the short procedure. For more information visit

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