What is vision correction? How is it done?

The cornea and lens of the eye act together to focus light coming into the eye. If the cornea is an irregular shape, the light does not focus properly, and vision seems blurry. These imperfections in the focusing power are called refractive errors.

Treatments that can help correct refractive errors range from corrective eyewear to surgery. Refractive surgery is any eye surgery that changes how the eye focuses and reduces the need for corrective lenses.

The most common refractive errors requiring vision correction include:

  • Myopia (nearsightedness)
  • Hyperopia (farsightedness)
  • Astigmatism
  • Presbyopia

Excellence in surgical vision correction

Undergoing refractive eye surgery is not a decision to be taken lightly. You want to choose your surgeon carefully and base your decision on expertise.

We take your vision seriously too. Our fellowship-trained cornea surgeons at UCHealth are with you every step of the way, personally evaluating your eyes, performing the surgery, and following through with you after surgery.

UCHealth surgeons are leaders in their field, known for diagnosing and treating the most complicated refractive cases.

Advanced options for vision correction

At UCHealth’s Eye Center at Anschutz, you have access to a full spectrum of leading-edge surgical vision correction options, including:

  • Laser refractive surgery
    • LASIK – laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis
    • PRK – photorefractive keratectomy
    • Epi-LASIK – epithelial LASIK
    • LensSx laser cataract surgery
  • Non-laser vision correction surgery
    • Intraocular contact lens (ICL – also referred to as implantable collamer lens)
    • Astigmatic keratotomy (AK) and limbal relaxing incisions (LRI)

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