Surgery for farsightedness: Your options
Are you tired of the hassle of wearing glasses or contacts? If you are looking for a long-lasting solution for clear eyesight when reading and seeing nearby objects clearly, our eye surgeons at Beverly Hills Institute of Ophthalmology perform the most advanced treatments for vision correction.
- LASIK: LASIK is the most commonly performed surgery to correct farsightedness. A custom reshaping of the cornea corrects how the light lands on your retina.
- PRK (photorefractive keratectomy): The cornea is surgically reshaped with an advanced laser (excimer laser). The thin top layer of the cornea (epithelium) is removed to reshape the curvature of the cornea. The epithelium naturally regrows over the surface of the cornea within a few days.
- RLE (refractive lens exchange): An artificial intraocular lens (IOL) replaces your natural lens to correct farsightedness that allows for focusing on objects near and far.
- LASEK (laser epithelial keratomileusis): A variation of PRK, performed with the excimer laser, and appropriate for those with thinner corneas. An ultra-thin flap of the top layer of the cornea is separated using the excimer laser, moved to one side of the eye structure, and then replaced after reshaping the underlying structure.