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Laser eye surgery has become one of the most popular solutions to give people the opportunity to live their lives without the need for contact lenses or glasses.
Vision correction by laser surgery can improve the eye conditions of myopia (short-sightedness) and hyperopia (long-sightedness) as well as astigmatism through a variety of different techniques and methods including LASIK, LASEK and PRK procedures.
Provided that you are the right candidate for laser eye surgery it can provide a permanent solution and improve your vision within a short period of time, although there is the potential for some side effects, depending on the technique used and levels of correction required.
Your current vision prescription as well as the physical make up and shape of your eye will determine which laser eye surgery technique is best suited to you and likely to give you the best results.
LASEK (Laser Assisted Sub-Epithelial Keratectomy) is a laser eye surgery for the correction of vision conditions. LASEK is specifically used to correct astigmatism, hyperopia (long or far sightedness), and myopia (short or near sightedness).
LASIK (Laser-Assisted in Situ Keratomileusis) is a laser eye surgery used to correct and enhance the vision of long-sighted (hyperopic) and short-sighted (myopic) people, as well as those with astigmatism.