An eye condition that causes distant objects to be out of focus
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Short-sightedness, also known as myopia, is very common, with approximately 40% of the adult population diagnosed with the condition.
If you are short-sighted you:
- Have difficulty seeing objects in the distance with less of a problem seeing objects that are near.
- Associate with a minus (-) prescription
Short-sighted eyes tend to be larger in comparison to long-sighted eyes.
There is evidence to suggest that excessive near vision use in childhood can cause short-sightedness.
Short-sightedness can exist in conjunction with astigmatism.
If you are not suitable or do not want to have laser treatment, other options such as lens replacement surgery are available.
Generally speaking, most people are suitable, but a full assessment and evaluation are necessary to give a definite answer.
My prescription for glasses is still changing, can I still have laser eye surgery?
You should have a stable prescription for a 1-2 years before considering laser eye surgery.
If I am not suitable for laser eye surgery, are there other options available?
Yes. Of course, this is dependant on several factors which we can discuss at the consultation.
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The procedure was so quick and the people performing it – in particular the surgeon, put me at ease – I wasn’t at all apprehensive. The next day my vision was perfect and I have had better than 20|20 vision ever since. I would recommend this to anyone, best thing I ever did.
On the day of the surgery Dr Patel was excellent, he explained everything clearly. I would not hesitate to recommend!
I had LASIK eye surgery with Dr Manek Patel and am extremely happy with the result. I only wish that I had had it done sooner. The surgery was unbelievably quick and painless and the recovery also very quick. I now have better than 20/20 vision.
Hi, I had Lasek eye surgery 3 weeks ago. Dr Manek did the procedure, he put me at ease and chatted throughout the surgery to keep my mind off the surgery. My vision is perfect now! I’m really happy I went through with the surgery, I would recommend it to anyone thinking about getting it done!
I had my LASIK wavefront intralase surgery on the sat 9th March and my surgeon was Mr Manek Patel.(the best). I’m a person who is scared of everything but decided to go for the op. I was -3.00 in both eyes and I now have better than 20/20 vision and so happy! I’m just so happy I can see. Thank you!
Great results. Achieved 20/20 vision. Should have done long ago!
Had my LASEK with Manek Patel 1 month ago. Totally put me at ease considering this was an enhancement. 1 month on and I have 20/20 vision.
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An overview of laser eye surgery and lens surgery. Click here for more information.
WebMD provides a great general overview of LASIK eye surgery, including the advantages, risks, and more. Click here for more information.
All About Vision provides a comprehensive summary of a popular surgery known as SMILE. Click here for more information.
About the experts
With a combined 55 years of knowledge and experience, Romil and Manek Patel are a formidable force in eye surgery
Mr Manek Patel
MBBS MRCOphth DO CertLRS
Highly respected by his peers and with many years of experience, Manek Patel specialises in LASIK and LASEK laser eye surgery and has given almost 50,000 people freedom from glasses and contact lenses throughout the course of his career.
Mr Romil Patel
MBBS BSc MRCS FRCOphth PgDipCRS CertLRS
Romil is a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at Moorfields Eye Hospital London, a leading international eye hospital that provides access to state-of-the-art equipment, expertise and knowledge to solve the most complex patient cases. To compliment his private sector refractive surgery work, Romil also operates in the NHS domain as a cataract surgeon.