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Las Vegas Eye Institute Informs on the Meaning of Eyeglass Prescription Numbers

Las Vegas, Feb. 26, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Las Vegas, Nevada -

The Las Vegas Eye Institute (LVEI), a renowned institution in the field of eye care and vision correction, has unveiled a thought-provoking, in-depth article titled, "Your Eyeglass Prescription Numbers: What They Mean and What Vision Correction Procedure Can Help". The comprehensive article is a valuable resource for reporters, patients, and the broader vision correction industry.

In this extensively researched and detailed article, LVEI provides a thorough analysis of eyeglass prescription numbers. Eyeglass prescriptions usually consist of three integral numbers that reveal crucial information about the eye's condition: the spherical power, the magnitude of astigmatism, and the axis of astigmatism. Together, these numbers denote the type of vision impairment and the degree of correction necessary.

In the United States, the most prevalent vision issue corrected through LASIK procedures is myopia, or nearsightedness, accounting for almost 80% of all surgeries. The prevalence of this issue showcases the critical role LASIK plays in enhancing the quality of life for countless individuals.

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In an effort to shed light on the versatile nature of vision correction procedures, the article explores different types of surgeries, including LASIK, SMILE, PRK, RLE, and ICL. Each procedure is specifically designed to address certain vision impairments and improve overall visual acuity. For instance, myopia, or nearsightedness, can be rectified with LASIK up to 8-9 diopters. However, as the article judiciously points out, most LASIK surgeons prefer not to exceed 9 diopters, as doing so could lead to compromised optical quality due to excessive corneal tissue removal.

Hyperopia, or farsightedness, is another condition that can be effectively corrected with LASIK, up to about 4 diopters. The LVEI uses the FDA-approved Alcon Wavelight EX500 with Contoura technology, capable of correcting up to 6 diopters of farsightedness. LVEI, with a rigorous commitment to safety and efficacy, prefers not to exceed 4 diopters, ensuring stability and lasting results post-procedure.

Furthermore, the article takes into account specific conditions that may render a patient ineligible for LASIK surgery. Notably, keratoconus, a corneal condition that weakens the structural integrity of the eye, and severe dry eye, which can exacerbate post-procedure, are highlighted. Emphasizing the significance of a thorough preoperative examination is a testament to LVEI's dedication to ensuring optimal patient outcomes.

The article also provides detailed insight into PRK, another form of laser eye surgery. PRK may be a more suitable option for patients with lower prescription levels or thin corneas. PRK is generally preferred at LVEI for up to 7 diopters of myopia and 3 diopters of hyperopia, as it lessens the risk of corneal haze formation, further ensuring patient safety and successful results.

In addressing a commonly asked query – "What is the best surgery to improve vision?" – the article states that the answer depends on individual circumstances. Each patient's needs are unique, and procedures such as PRK, LASIK, ICL, and RLE cater to different conditions. For instance, for patients with myopia beyond 9 diopters, the Staar EVO ICL is suggested. Conversely, for older patients or those with hyperopia above 4 diopters, RLE is often the procedure of choice.

The Las Vegas Eye Institute warmly invites individuals to peruse this detailed guide to enhance their understanding of eyeglass prescriptions and the potential of vision correction procedures. The article stands as a testament to LVEI's commitment to enlightening the public on eye health and is now accessible on the Las Vegas Eye Institute's website.

Reporters interested in learning more about vision correction are encouraged to reach out for additional information and potential interviews with the article's author.

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For more information about Las Vegas Eye Institute, contact the company here:

Las Vegas Eye Institute
Dr. Matthew Swanic
(702) 816-2525
lasik@lasvegaseyeinstitute.com
9555 S Eastern Ave #260
Las Vegas, NV 89123

CONTACT: Dr. Matthew Swanic