Those who suffer from poor vision or visual problems may turn to LASIK eye surgery as a corrective measure. Eye LASIK surgery works by reducing or eliminating the need for contact lenses or eyeglasses. Known as laser assisted in situ karatomileusis, eye LASIK surgery grew in popularity in the mid 1990s and has continued to be a viable option for corrective eye surgery. LASIK, the most common type of refractive surgery works by altering the shape of the cornea, or the dome shaped tissue located at the front of the eye. Lasik eye surgery columbia sc and LASIK eye surgery Greenville SC works to bend or refract light rays more precisely in the retina part of the eye, as opposed to a point in front of or behind the retina. Those who are benefitting from eye lasik surgery are those who suffer from nearsightedness, also known as myopia. This is when the eyeball is longer than normal or where the cornea curves sharply. In these instances, light rays are more focused in the front of the retina, making it hard to see anything in the distance with clarity. Those who have myopia can see more clearly close up, rather than far away. Conversely, some people who choose Lasik charleston sc to correct hyperopia, known as farsightedness. This is when the eyeball is shorter or the cornea is too flat. In this instance, light focuses behind the retina, causing vision up close, and sometimes far away, to be blurry. Some people suffer from astigmatism, a case when the cornea curves or flattens. A LASIK eye center can work with patients to treat an assortment of eye issues with eye LASIK surgery.