If you have a refractive error, such as nearsightness (myopia), farsightness (hypermetropia), astigmatism or presbyopia, refractive surgery is the method for correcting it and avoiding wearing eyeglasses or contact lenses.

There are various surgical procedures for correcting or adjusting your eye’s focusing ability by reshaping the cornea of your eye. The most widely performed type of refractive surgery is LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis) and PRK, where a laser is used to reshape the cornea.

The selection of the right procedure for each patient is made after diagnostic tests.