We should first explain refraction.
As light passes through the cornea, which is the clear front part of the eye, it bends. The bending of light is simply called refraction. Now, when light bends in a way that alters the representation of the real world, we call this a refractive error. Imagine looking through a piece of glass that is not of uniform thickness. The image you see is not true to scale. Such errors also occur in the eye’s cornea.
Refractive surgery is surgery that aims at correcting refractive errors. Refractive errors may include nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), and/or astigmatism. At LaserVue Eye Center, we use the most advanced technology available to ensure that refractive errors are corrected appropriately for each patient on an individual basis.
The result? Ask any of our patients – clear vision with minimal or eliminated need for glasses or contact lenses.