Yes, LASIK can correct nearsightedness (also known as myopia). In fact, LASIK is largely successful when it comes to treating nearsightedness, and is the preferred option for treating significant nearsightedness (myopia).
LASIK can also correct farsightedness (known as hyperopia) by altering the shape of your cornea (that is, giving it more of a curve). This alters the way light enters the eye so that the retina receives it differently so you are able to see clearly without glasses and contact lenses.
A detailed assessment and exam by your ophthalmologist and discussions with the surgeon performing the procedure can help to determine which option you may be the best candidate for.
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