Not everyone has perfect vision. In fact, millions of people live with some kind of vision impairment that they need to account for every day if they want to see clearly and comfortably. Many people resort to using some form of visual aid such as prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses in order to attain perfect vision, but these options may not satisfy everyone. There are additional options to consider and if you are not entirely happy using glasses or contacts from day to day then you may be interested in LASIK surgery in Seattle. Here at the optical office of our eye surgeon, Dr. Sheldon Cowen, you can find out whether or not this surgical procedure is right for you. If it's a good fit, Dr. Cowen can help you see clearly more naturally every day.
Most vision impairment problems derive from irregularly shaped corneas. The cornea is the clear, curved part of the eye just over the pupil and acts a bit like the lens of the camera does. The way that light travels though the cornea determines how clearly you can see the things around you. The cornea of a person who has perfect vision is perfectly dome shaped, whereas the shape of the cornea of someone with an impairment will be a bit different. Someone who is nearsighted will have corneas that are more conical than usual, someone who is farsighted will corneas that are flatter and someone with astigmatism may have a cornea that is a bit of both in places. Prescription lenses help to make up for the differences inherent in the corneas shape in order to produce clear, crisp vision. LASIK surgery in Seattle with the help of Dr. Sheldon Cowen can reshape the cornea itself in order for you to see perfectly, and you will no longer need to rely on prescription lenses from day to day.
If you are interested in exploring other options when it comes to improving your vision, visit us here at the optical office of Dr. Sheldon Cowen to find out whether LASIK surgery in Seattle is a viable treatment option for you.
By Dr. Sheldon J. Cowen
October 28, 2015