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Laser Therapy - An Alternative for Vision Correction
By
Lorna Mclaren

Conventional treatment for correcting eye vision problems would be either Contact Lenses, Eyeglasses or in the case of conditions such as Glaucoma, medication but what about Laser Therapy?

Laser Therapy for eye disorders has been around for about 30 years and can, if necessary be used to treat a variety of vision and eye problems.

Many people feel that Laser Therapy should be available as a first line therapy for conditions such as glaucoma however Laser Therapy is generally reserved for those not responding to or having difficulties with their medication.

Laser Therapy usually takes around 10 mins but is generally painless. As your vision may be blurry for a few hours you are unable to drive after laser therapy. A pressure check is done around 1 hour after receiving laser therapy and steroids may be given to reduce any inflammation.

Reshaping your cornea with Laser Therapy can help to correct short sightedness. The laser is focused on the center of the cornea and microscopic amounts are removed which has the effect of flattening the cornea and allowing light to correctly focus on the retina.

Another form of Laser Therapy called Photorefractive Keratectomy can be used to correct hyperopia of farsightedness. This Laser Therapy can also be used to correct astigmatism at the same time. The procedure may take around 20-30 minutes to complete.

The H-PRK laser therapy may not suit people with severe far sightedness as the result may be harder to predict and there is a greater likely hood of complications.

So will Laser Therapy take the place of Contact Lenses and Eyeglasses in the future? It might do but for now 60% of us use corrective lenses to help with our eyesight and when it come to changing your eye color, you cant beat Contact Lenses!

You can find out more about eye conditions, the methods of vision correction and the best deals available for contact lenses and sunglasses at http://www.ur-contact-lenses.com

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