Pan Pacific Laser is a world class laser eye surgery practice located in Honolulu, Hawaii. Below are some helpful tips for determining if you are a good laser eye surgery candidate.
People interested in laser eye surgery in Honolulu, Hawaii should consider the following:
1. Laser eye surgery candidates must be at least 19 years old in the USA
2. Laser eye surgery candidates must have a stable eye prescription for approximately one year
3. Laser eye surgery candidates must be in good overall health with good eye health
4. Candidates must not suffer from glaucoma or cataracts
Laser eye surgery can treat varying ranges of myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism, and some forms of presbyopia.
Myopia or nearsightedness is the inability to see objects clearly at a distance. Myopia occurs when a person’s eyeball is elongated or their cornea is too curved. In both cases, light rays entering the eye fall short of the retina instead of focusing clearly on the retina, which is what occurs with normal vision. Symptoms of myopia may include blurry vision, headaches, and eyestrain.
Astigmatism is caused by an irregular curvature of the cornea. Sufferers of astigmatism have distorted vision as a result of their cornea being misshapen like a football. Images appear blurred or ghost-like because light rays are refracted unequally. In extreme cases, images both near and far appear blurred. Many people who have myopia often have some degree of astigmatism.