I am thinking of laser eye treatment. I have a squint in my left eye and long vision. The consultant has told me the squint and vision will be corrected by the surgery. I will be having wavefront laser. Can you tell me if this will work? My glasses correct the squint and my vision,
Terry, There are different causes for squints. The laser correction itself will only change the focus of your eyes, but as some squints are linked to focusing of your vision, especially long-sight, the squint can be helped or removed through e.g. LASIK. You said your glasses correct your vision and the squint. If your glasses do NOT contain a prism to correct the misalignment of your eyes, then laser correction will likely do the same job as your glasses. The closest test is how your vision and squint is when fully correcting your focus with contact lenses, but glasses can perform a similar role. If your glasses contain a prism, then you will still need to wear glasses with a prism afterwards.
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About the Author: Mr. Dave Allamby FRCS FRCOphth is a leading London-based laser eye surgeon. You may have seen him on the This Morning TV show with Phillip Schofield and Fern Britton or read one of several articles in the national press, recently for treating Denise Van Outen, rock giant Rick Wakeman and broadcaster Paul Ross. David is Medical Director at Focus Laser Vision, known as a world-leading clinic in the treatment of presbyopia, or age related loss of close vision. Focus Laser Vision is also London's only clinic to offer next-generation Z-LASIK laser eye treatment for short sight, long sight or astigmatism.