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NEARSIGHTED – WHAT WE CAN DO

Would you like to regain your sharp distance vision – without having to use glasses or contacts? We offer different treatment options for the correction of nearsightedness.

WHAT IS THE RIGHT METHOD FOR ME?

Prior to treatment, a thorough examination and consultation will always take place in order to determine whether or not you are a suitable candidate for a laser eye treatment. Safety and diagnostics are our absolute priorities. If the examination reveals that you aren't a suitable candidate for the laser eye surgery, you will be offered another solution to correct your vision disorder.

LASER VISION CORRECTION FOR THE TREATMENT OF MYOPIA

ReLEx smile

Nearsightedness up to -10 D *

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eeLASIK / Femto-LASIK

Nearsightedness up to -8 D *

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PRK / LASEK**

Nearsightedness up to -6 D

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* depending on the corneal diameter |**e.g. with very thin cornea

Lens Procedure in Case of Higher Nearsightedness

Implantable Contact Lense (ICL) *

Nearsightedness from -8 D

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* Patients younger than 40-45 years

Lens Procedure for Nearsightedness in Combination with Presbyopia

Multifocal Lens *

Nearsightedness all diopters

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* Patients older than 40-45 years

HOW DOES NEARSIGHTEDNESS WORK

Normal Vision

Good vision requires a sharp image being produced on the retina at the back of the eye. The optical system (cornea, crystalline lens and vitreous body) of a normal eye diverts light rays in a way that they land exactly in focus at the point of best vision on the retina, the so-called makula. This diversion of light rays is called refraction. The total refractive power is expressed in diopters (D). Total refractive power is determined on the basis of the different parts of the optical system. When the total refraction is zero diopters, objects will be depicted sharply on the retina.

Nearsightedness

An elongated eyeball (eye that is too long from front to back) is typically the cause of nearsightedness. Because the eye is longer than it should be, the incoming light rays tend to focus in front of the retina, instead of on it. This causes distant objects to appear blurry. The degree of nearsightedness determines the distance that a patient can see. A patient with severe myopia may only be able to see objects clearly up to a few inches away, while a patient with mild myopia may be able to focus on and see objects clearly several yards away. The optical correction of nearsightedness decreases the refractive power of the optical system,by moving the focal point forwards onto the retina.