Discusses the use of laser surgery and its effectivness for vision correction.
Prior to the advent of laser vision correction the only hope for sufferers of poor eyesight was wearing glasses or contact lenses. The reason for this is that vision problems are the result of flaws in the surface and/or shape of the lens. Correcting such flaws was completely out of the realm of possibility until laser surgery was invented. Since that time, the use of lasers in surgical application for vision correction has increased and improved to the point where it is now one of the most common forms of out-patient surgery. It is the purpose of this paper to examine the application and effectiveness of laser vision correction surgery.