Nearsightedness - Myopia
Your eye examination may also include slit-lamp testing, in which your doctor uses a slit light and a microscope to view your inside eye structures.
Radial keratotomy was a common surgical procedure in the past. Today, it has almost entirely been replaced by LASIK, a laser procedure. Many people choose LASIK as an alternative to wearing glasses or contact lenses. The procedure is short, relatively painless, and associated with quick recovery times.
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