Eye Doctor ScrantonOur team of Board-certified eye surgeons at Northeastern Eye Institute treat vision disorders using the most advanced laser vision correction technologies and techniques available. Common vision problems that can be treated using laser vision correction include:

Nearsightedness

Also called, myopia, this is a very common vision condition in which nearby objects are seen clearly but objects farther away appear blurry. Myopia is caused due to a higher curvature of  the eye, directing light rays to fall in front of the retina, rather than on the retina itself.

The degree of nearsightedness varies from person to person. People with severe myopia can only see objects clearly if they are a few inches away from them whereas people with mild nearsightedness can often see objects clearly that are several yards away from them. Nearsightedness can develop gradually, or it may develop rapidly, especially during childhood and adolescence.

This vision problem tends to run in families. A basic eye exam by an eye doctor at Northeastern Eye Institute will confirm whether or not you have nearsightedness/myopia. If your eyes are determined to be healthy and you are found to be a suitable candidate for the procedure, this condition can easily be corrected with laser vision correction including LASIK.

Farsightedness

Hyperopia (farsightedness) is also a common vision condition, in which patients can see objects in the distance clearly, but objects nearby appear blurry. Hyperopia is caused by a flatter-than-normal eye, which directs light to fall behind the retina, rather than on the retina itself. The degree of farsightedness determines the ability to focus. Some farsighted people may also have difficulty seeing objects at a distance as well.

Farsightedness tends to run in families, and can cause eye strain, headaches, difficulty in reading or cross-eyes in children. A basic eye exam by your eye doctor at Northeastern Eye will confirm whether or not you suffer from farsightedness, and an eye specialist at Northeastern Eye Institute will be able to determine if this condition can be corrected by laser vision correction, including LASIK, or an alternative corrective modality.

Astigmatism

This mild and easily treatable imperfection in the curvature of the eye causes blurred vision. Astigmatism occurs when the front surface of the eye (the cornea) has a slightly different surface curvature in one direction than the other, and instead of being even and smooth in all directions, has some areas that are flatter or steeper. When the cornea has a distorted shape, it is called corneal astigmatism, and when the lens is distorted, it is called lenticular astigmatism. Either type can cause blurred vision.

Astigmatism is very common and can be corrected by a Board-certified ophthalmologist through laser vision correction, including LASIK.

Presbyopia

Presbyopia is the gradual loss of the eyes' ability to focus actively on objects up close. This condition usually develops after patients turn 40-years-old. Most patients realize they have presbyopia when they begin to  hold printed material at arm's length to read it. A basic eye exam by one of Northeastern Eye Institute’s eye doctors can diagnose presbyopia, and it can be corrected with glasses or contact lenses. 

If you believe that you suffer from one of these common vision conditions, please contact Northeastern Eye Institute online or by phone at (800) 844-6315 today to schedule an eye exam. We serve patients in the Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, and Hazleton areas of northeastern Pennsylvania.