Thirty years ago, the only options for correcting refractive errors were eyeglasses or contact lenses. However, surgical procedures have been developed to correct refractive errors and reduce and eliminate the need for dependence on glasses or contacts.
These procedures initially involved making surgical incisions on the cornea to change its shape, or curvature, so that light rays are focused correctly onto the retina. However, as the demand for vision correction procedures increased, laser technology and surgical technique have significantly advanced. When the first laser vision correction procedures were performed in 1987, only those with low to moderate nearsightedness without any astigmatism were candidates. Today, Excimer laser systems allow patients with very low to moderately high degrees of nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism to enjoy life without eyeglasses or contacts.
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