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LASIK Surgery in Seattle
Many people live with some form of vision impairment. There are several types of vision impairment that inflict people most commonly and they include nearsightedness, far sightedness and astigmatism. Living with any kind of vision impairment will take some adjusting. Some people may mind more than others, but many people find themselves tired of relying on vision correction in order to see clearly every day. If you find yourself feeling the same way, then our eye surgeon Dr. Sheldon Cowen can provide you with LASIK surgery in Seattle
that can potentially change your life.
Vision impairments such as nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism are all caused by discrepancies in the shape of the eye’s cornea. The cornea acts like the lens of the eye. Light passes through the cornea and is filtered in a certain way so that images are received and understood clearly by the retina and processed by the brain. Cornea’s are meant to be dome shaped, but any differences in the shape of the cornea will create vision issues. For instance, nearsightedness is caused by a more conically shaped cornea. Since this kind of cornea will refract light differently, objects seen from a distance are much blurrier and difficult to focus on. Similarly, patients who are farsighted have corneas that are flatter than normal. Since the cornea is flatter, light refracts through the eye causing object that are up close to appear blurry instead. LASIK aims to solve such issues by reshaping the cornea and returning it to its intended dome shape. Dr Sheldon Cowen will be more than happy to meet with any interested patients to determine whether they are eligible for LASIK surgery in Seattle
. Our eye surgeon will then be able to prescribe and plot out your laser surgery to ensure the best possible results.
LASIK surgery in Seattle
with our LASIK eye surgeon Dr Sheldon Cowen can change your life. Once you have undergone the surgery and reshaped your corneas, you will not need to rely on glasses or contacts in order to see clearly every day. If you are looking to improve your visual acuity, call Dr Sheldon Cowen and schedule an appointment today.
LASIK Doctor in Seattle
By Dr. Sheldon J. Cowen
February 1, 2015