Patients suffering from nearsightedness, or myopia, have more options than ever when it comes to correcting their vision. Instead of relying on onerous glasses or contacts, patients can instead opt for LASIK or lens implantation . Lens implantation in particular has seen an increase in popularity in recent years. Here are some of the reasons why lens implantation is emerging as an alternative to LASIK:
- Correcting Severe Vision Impairment
While LASIK is an effective corrective procedure for patients who suffer from slight myopia, it can often be ineffective for patients with more severe vision impairments. Lens implantation, on the other hand, has been proven to work for patients who suffer from more serious vision problems. Lens implantation works like contact lenses and offer a permanent solution for patients who have severe nearsightedness.
- Treating Young Patients
LASIK is generally only suitable for adults. This means that if you have a young child who suffers from severe myopia, LASIK is not an option. Lens implantation, on the other hand, can be performed on young patients.
- Offering Wide-Range Clarity
Another advantage of lens implantation is that it provides clearer vision at all ranges. Multifocal lens implants provide increased clarity at all distances, meaning they can be used on a variety of patients to correct a number of problems.
If you suffer from myopia and would like to know more about lens implantation as an alternative to LASIK, call Dr. Mark Hornfeld at (212) 580-8881. Dr. Hornfeld is a New York City-based ophthalmologist who offers comprehensive eye examinations and solutions for a variety of conditions. To learn more, visit us online or call our New York City practice today.