Good vision keeps you safe and connects you with your surroundings. Thanks to new technology, you can enhance your vision without risking health. Vision-enhancing technology isn’t just for people with eye problems; you can also use it to improve your overall eyesight. In this article, we’ve outlined new technologies for improving vision.
1. LASIK eye surgery
LASIK eye surgery is a laser refractive surgery meant to correct vision issues and can be an option to contact lenses or glasses. It’s done to reshape the cornea to correct blurred vision, which occurs due to light bending incorrectly and not precisely reaching the retina. LASIK surgery is ideal for people with nearsightedness or myopia, farsightedness or hyperopia, and astigmatism. The surgery isn’t an option if you’re below 18 years, nursing or pregnant, or on medication.
If you have eye problems like dry eyes and glaucoma, and other health concerns including lupus, diabetes, or rheumatoid arthritis, you should also avoid having LASIK surgery.
2. Intraocular lens
When you have a cataract, your lens becomes cloudy, necessitating a cataract surgery that replaces the clouded lens with an intraocular lens for improved vision. An intraocular lens is a small, artificial eye lens that replaces the natural eye lens removed during cataract surgery. The lens should be clear enough to bend the light rays that enter the eye, allowing you to see.
The intraocular lens has various focusing powers based on the patient’s eye length and cornea curve. They’re usually made of acrylic, silicone, and other plastic formations and coated to protect your eyes from harmful UV rays.