Extreme Myopia & Farsightedness

What is extreme nearsightedness or farsightedness?

People with extreme nearsightedness are diagnosed with over minus 9.00 diopters of myopia, Those with extreme farsightedness have over plus 3.00 diopters of hyperopia. In both cases, their vision is so impaired it is debilitating, and they need glasses or contacts just to function. They are the first things they reach for in the morning – even before they get out of bed – and the last thing they put down at night. Surgery is a fast, safe and relatively painless option that can give you back your vision and freedom.

What causes extreme nearsightedness or farsightedness?

In extreme nearsightedness, the cornea is excessively steep and/or the eye is extremely long so light rays are focused in front of the retina. The eye cannot focus properly, especially on objects in the distance. In extreme farsightedness, the eye is extremely short and/or the cornea is excessively flat. When light rays enter the eye they are focused behind the retina giving blurred vision. The blur is even worse when looking at near objects.

What are the eye surgery options for extreme nearsightedness or farsightedness ?

VLEC offers you the world’s best surgical procedures for extreme nearsightedness or farsightedness. When you come in for your free consultation, we will perform a thorough evaluation of your individual needs and expectations, and help you decide on the best eye treatment for you, your lifestyle and work.