Eye Conditions

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Eye Conditions

Committed to providing the best vision solutions, LASERSIGHT performs a range of refractive procedures, to ensure you get the best result from your treatment.

How eyes work

How eyes work

The eye functions on a similar principle to an old fashioned camera. Your iris or coloured portion of your eye acts as the shutter regulating the amount of light. The cornea or clear dome covering your iris, combined with your lens behind the iris are the lenses that focus the light onto your retina at the back of your eye. This simulates the film of a camera sending images to the brain.

The shape of your eye determines how well your vision can focus. Light rays enter the eye through the clear cornea, then through the pupil and the lens.

In a normal eye the light rays are focused onto the retina, a light-sensitive tissue lining the back of the eye. Signals from the retina are sent through the optic nerve to the brain, where they are interpreted as the images we see.

Refractive errors

Refractive errors exist because the curvature of the cornea doesn't match the length of the eye so light rays cannot focus properly on the retina.

Refractive surgery procedures

Refractive surgery procedures attempt to fix this by changing the shape of the front surface (the cornea) or adding a permanent lens to improve the focus.

Eye conditions treatable by refractive surgery include:

Myopia

Short sightedness Learn More »

Hyperopia

Far sightedness Learn More »

Astigmatism

Irregular curvature of lens or cornea Learn More »

Presbyopia

Loss of reading vision Learn More »

Cataracts

A clouding of the lens Learn More »

Next Step

If you need further information our friendly operators are available to discuss your personal needs. Live chat is also available or take our free vision assessment.