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 that 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.

20-40s

Nearsighted (myopia)

Farsighted (myopia)

Astigmatism

Presbyopia (“Aging Eyes”)

Cataract

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40-60s

Nearsighted (myopia)

Farsighted (myopia)

Astigmatism

Presbyopia (“Aging Eyes”)

Cataract

Interested in Refractive Surgery?

Answers to questions about LASIK, PRK and vision-correcting cataract surgery.

Glossary

ARSC’s vocabulary of vision

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