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Lasik: Better vision through laser beams

Josa Lukman
Josa Lukman

The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta  /  Mon, September 2, 2019  /  05:21 pm
Lasik: Better vision through laser beams

Open your eyes: Lasik technology allows procedures to be counted in minutes, with the laser process counted in seconds. (JEC/-)

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 1.3 billion people live with some form of vision impairment, with one of the most common causes being uncorrected refractive error. To put it simply, a refractive error is when there is a problem with the focusing of light onto the retina, which can cause objects to look blurry. Near-sightedness (myopia) and far-sightedness (hyperopia) are the two most common issues. The solutions are readily seen in everyday life: eyeglasses and contact lenses. Far from being a strictly functional tool, glasses and contact lenses have evolved to be part of the ever-cycling fashion trends, with a range of color and styles available. However, as their wearers should attest, glasses and contact lenses only work when you have them on. Forgetful people would understand the plight, especially those who have slept with their contacts and woken up...