Nearsighted – What We Can Do

Would you like to regain your sharp distance vision – without having to use glasses or contacts? We offer different treatment options for the correction of nearsightedness.

The Difference Between Normal Vision and being Nearsighted

A refractive error (ametropia) is a common phenomenon in our society and short-sightedness or myopia is the most common. Myopic eyes see clearly close up and blurred in the distance.

The Difference Between Normal Vision and Nearsightedness

Normal Vision Good vision requires a sharp image being produced on the retina at the back of the eye. The optical system (cornea, crystalline lens and vitreous body) of a normal eye diverts light rays in a way that they land exactly in focus at the point of best vision on the retina, the so-called makula. This diversion of light rays is called refraction. The total refractive power is expressed in diopters (D). Total refractive power is determined on the basis of the different parts of the optical system. When the total refraction is zero diopters, objects will be depicted sharply on the retina.
Normal Vision


Nearsightedness An elongated eyeball (eye that is too long from front to back) is typically the cause of nearsightedness. Because the eye is longer than it should be, the incoming light rays tend to focus in front of the retina, instead of on it. This causes distant objects to appear blurry. The degree of nearsightedness determines the distance that a patient can see. A patient with severe myopia may only be able to see objects clearly up to a few inches away, while a patient with mild myopia may be able to focus on and see objects clearly several yards away. The optical correction of nearsightedness decreases the refractive power of the optical system,by moving the focal point forwards onto the retina.
Nearsightedness

What is the Right Method for Me?

Prior to treatment, a thorough examination and consultation will always take place in order to determine whether or not you are a suitable candidate for a laser eye treatment. Safety and diagnostics are our absolute priorities. If the examination reveals that you aren’t a suitable candidate for LASIK treatment, you will be offered another solution to correct your vision disorder.

Laser Eye Procedure to Treat Nearsightedness

In combination with Astigmatism

ProcedureNearsightedness
ReLEx smileup to -10 D *
eeLASIK / Femto-LASIKup to -8 D *
PRK / LASEK up to -6 D
* depending on the corneal diameter

Lens Procedure in Case of Higher Nearsightedness

In combination with an Astigmatism

ProcedureNearsightedness
Importable Contact Lense (ICL) *from -8 D
* Patients younger than 40-45 years

Lens Procedure for Nearsightedness in Combination With Presbyopia

ProcedureNearsightedness
Multifocal Lens *all diopters
* Patients older than 40-45 years

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