People who are farsighted may correct their hyperopia more permanently with various eye surgeries. LASIK, an advanced laser surgical procedure, improves your eye’s focusing ability by reshaping the cornea.
Your eye care professional can provide in-depth information and help determine what’s appropriate for you, depending on your age, any other eye conditions you may have and other factors. All eye surgeries have some risks, so if you’re ready to reduce your dependency on contacts or glasses, it’s important to balance the benefits with the potential complications.
LASIK for Hyperopia
LASIK, or laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis, is the most widely performed laser vision correction surgery. With LASIK, a surgeon cuts a flap to reach the inner part of your cornea then uses a laser to remove a small amount of tissue from the cornea to give it a different shape and correct the focusing error. In most cases, laser eye surgery is associated with only mild discomfort and takes less than 15 minutes for both eyes. It only requires anesthetic eye drops, and no bandages or stitches.
The most common risks of LASIK surgery include dry eye syndrome; the possible need for glasses or contact lenses after surgery; visual symptoms including halos, glare, starbursts, and double vision; and loss of vision. A small percentage of patients may need a "touch up" procedure in order to achieve maximum vision improvement.