These are among reasons why many people dislike glasses or wear them by accident.
As the world evolves, new technologies and innovations are being embraced to improve health services.
It is against this background that health facilities helping people to get rid of glasses have been introduced.
These include Pyramid Eye Center. The latter has introduced the Lasik Eye Procedure which uses the best known ‘Lasik’ technology to correct vision problems and help people get rid of glasses as they continue their work without disruptions.
The facility located in Kicukiro District of Kigali City is the first of its kind offering such services in Rwanda.
What is the latest technology to correct the vision?
As revealed by specialist doctors from Pyramid Eye Center, when the degree is less than -9 (myopia) and than +5 (hyperopia), the entire correction can be done by LASIK.
During LASIK Procedure, a special type of cutting laser is used to precisely change the shape of the dome-shaped clear tissue at the front of your eye (cornea) to improve vision.
“LASIK” is an acronym that stands for “laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis.” “In situ” translates into “in position” or “in place” and “keratomileusis” is the medical term for the reshaping of the cornea in your eye.
In eyes with normal vision, the cornea bends (refracts) light precisely onto the retina at the back of the eye. But with nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia) or astigmatism, the light is bent incorrectly, resulting in blurred vision.
Glasses or contact lenses can correct vision, but reshaping the cornea itself also will provide the necessary refraction.
The laser Procedure is popular in countries with advanced eye care services including the United States of America (USA), France, the United Kingdom (UK) and Japan among others.
This Procedure has been applied to over one million people across the world.
Laser eye surgery is most appropriate for people who have a moderate degree of refractive error and no unusual vision problems. This procedure is conducted after using an investigation machine to detect the nature of one’s conditions and establish whether it could not be dangerous if the surgery is conducted.
This surgery is not recommended to people aged below 18 .
It can be conducted within ten minutes without inflicting pain to the patient.
And when the degrees are above -9 and above +5 the method here is called BIOPTICS:
It it is done by implanting a very thin lens (ICL) made of collamer that never rejects and placed directly behind the pupil and rests forever inside the eye to correct degrees of myopia, hyperopia ,or astigmatism, no matter how much.
It is an easy and simple procedure that takes place within 15 minutes under local anaesthesia to give permanent results.
During the Bioptics method may need to perform a second stage after lens implantation for a complete correction via laser by a device based on the eye print this procedure called contoura vision.