Refractive surgery is a collective term for surgical procedures on the eye to permanently correct refractive defects with the goal of no longer being completely dependent on contact lenses or glasses. One such procedure is laser eye surgery. Sometimes this does not completely succeed and a small defect remains.
Because this type of surgery alters the curvature of the cornea, the shape of the cornea after such a procedure is different from eyes without surgery. To correct the remaining refractive defect, we at CooperVision Specialty EyeCare have designed a special lens to fit the special shape of the cornea after refractive surgery. Want to know more about this special type of lens? Read more here.
It’s not always a refractive defect that causes you to see less sharply. Sometimes there’s something else going on.
Nearsightedness, also known as myopia, is an eye defect in which you have trouble seeing sharply in the distance.