Nearsightedness (Myopia)

Distant objects appear out of focus

Anatomy of the nearsighted eye
The nearsighted eye
Cross-section through the nearsighted eye


In the nearsighted eye, its components are not precisely in tune. The refractive power of the cornea (the outer layer) is too high (or the eye is too long) causing light rays to focus in front of rather than directly on the retina. This results in unfocused and blurry vision.

However, a nearsighted person is able to see close images very sharply because the light rays from these near objects are bundled on the retina.

Surgical procedures to correct nearsightedness

Usually, nearsightedness is corrected with glasses or contact lenses. However, there are several surgical procedures available to correct nearsightedness, all of which are offered at the FreeVis LASIK Center:

Eye laser procedures Correction of nearsightedness
SMILE -3 up to -8 dpt.
Femto-LASIK (individual LASIK) up to -5 dpt.
PRK / LASEK up to -6 dpt.
MonoVision LASIK In combination with presbyopia
   
Lens procedures Correction of nearsightedness
Phake Linsen (phake IOL) -1 up to -23,5 dpt.
Laser lens exchange
from -8 dpt.
Multifocal lenses In combination with presbyopia
   
Combination of procedures
Lens operation followed by eye laser procedure To correct high and extremely high farsightedness, also to correct astigmatism or a residual refractive error.
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