Nearsightedness, Farsightedness, Astigmatism and Presbyopia are among the most common conditions related to the eye. In fact these conditions, called refractive errors, are so prevalent globally that the number ranges somewhere between 800 million and 2.3 billion people. The World Health Organization finds that refractive errors rank at number seven on the list of the most commonly diagnosed conditions that have a negative effect on everyday life.
There are several very simple ways to treat refractive errors, all of which are offered at the Benjamin Eye Institute. Historically, the most common method of alleviating the adverse effects of these errors has been corrective lenses; whether they are spectacle lenses or contact lenses.
In the past 30 years, refractive surgery has become a widely accepted method of addressing refractive errors.
Refractive surgery is by definition any such surgery that improves the refractive state of the eye and decreases or eliminates dependence on visual aids, such as glasses or contacts.
Modern Refractive surgery has loftier goals than in the past and must satisfy the following criteria.
It must be:
Arthur Benjamin, MD performs a complete range of refractive procedures that include:
If you have a refractive error, such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism and presbyopia, call us to see how we can help.