For new patients who are interested in a LASIK procedure with Dr. Belmont, a good start off point for additional knowledge on the process is the below link to an overview from Harvard Health.
As mentioned in the article, the typical candidates for LASIK surgery include:
- Nearsightedness (myopia)—clear, close vision but blurry distance vision that occurs when the cornea is more curved than normal, resulting in light rays focusing in front of the retina.
- Farsightedness (hyperopia)—clear distance vision but blurry close vision that occurs when the cornea is too flat, and light focuses behind the retina.
- Astigmatism—blurred vision due to an irregularly shaped cornea.
View the full article here.