What is Laser Vision Correction?

For many years, the primary methods of correcting vision were prescription eyeglasses and/or contact lenses. Surgical alternatives like radial keratotomy were available, but relatively unpredictable and uncommon. In the mid-1990s, ophthalmologists began using cool laser technology to gently reshape the corneal surface, primarily to correct low to moderate amounts of nearsightedness. Gradually, as technology and surgical skills have improved, more prescriptions can now be corrected, including higher amounts of nearsightedness, moderate astigmatism, and limited farsightedness.