What Procedure Is Right For You?

Today, your ophthalmologist or refractive surgeon can treat many common vision issues with advanced technologies and procedures. Ultimately, which procedure is right for you will be determined after a thorough evaluation by a qualified ophthalmologist which includes a detailed assessment of your vision and eye health. Many vision issues that can be treated by refractive surgery are age-related. To learn about some of the refractive procedures available for your specific age group, check out the table below.

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Glossary

ARSC’s vocabulary of vision

20-40s

40-60s

60+

Near-sighted (myopia)

LASIK LASEK

LASIK LASEK

Cataract surgery with vision-correcting IOLs

Farsighted (hyperopia)

LASIK LASEK

LASIK LASEK

Cataract surgery with vision-correcting IOLs

Astigmatism

LASIK LASEK

LASIK LASEK

Cataract surgery with vision-correcting IOLs

Presbyopia (“Aging Eyes”)

LASIK LASEK

LASIK LASEK

Cataract surgery with vision-correcting IOLs

Cataract

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Cataract surgery with vision-correcting IOLs

Cataract surgery with vision-correcting IOLs