VISTAeyes Laser Eye Clinic offers LASIK eye surgery, Advanced PRK eye surgery, RLE eye surgery and ICL surgery to treat myopia in Melbourne, Victoria. We are a laser eye surgery specialist offering a range of services for refractive errors and eye conditions. Contact our team today to find out more about our treatment options.
What is Myopia?
Around 25% of Australians are affected by myopia, which is a very common refractive error that means nearby objects appear clearly while objects in the distance are perceived as blurry.
How Will I Know if I Have Myopia?
Experiencing headaches, eyestrain and squinting to see properly can all be common signs of myopia. The most distinctive symptom, however, is when you have difficulty seeing distant objects such as writing on road signs while driving or whiteboards in a work setting, but no issue with reading text up close, such as from a book or mobile device.
How Does Myopia Occur?
A steeply curved cornea, or an eye that is longer than usual can cause myopia. These factors mean that light rays are targeted at the wrong point in the eye when they should be focused on the retina.
What Treatments are Available?
You may find that your optometrist recommends glasses or contact lenses to treat your myopia. They may also suggest refractive surgery and refer you to an ophthalmologist. The refractive surgery methods include LASIK eye surgery, ASLA (also known as Advanced PRK eye surgery), Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE eye surgery) or Implantable Collamer Lens (ICL).
Finding the Right Treatment
You can discuss the available treatments together with your ophthalmologist and work with them to decide on the right option for you. The recommended treatment will depend on your eye health and individual circumstances.
It’s important to know that all refractive surgeries, much like other medical procedures, do have some associated risks. You should talk about these with the ophthalmologist to help inform your decision.
Contact VISTAeyes laser eye surgery specialist today to find out more about possible treatments for myopia. Call 03 8532 5000.
*This information is general in nature. All medical and surgical procedures have potential benefits and risks. Consult your ophthalmologist for specific medical advice.