LASIK can help Depth Perception? Study Results show Laser Vision Correction improves Stereopsis!

A study just released in the Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery showed that both near-sighted (myopic) and far-sighted (hyperopic) patients had significantly better stereopsis after laser vision correction!  Stereopsis is 3D depth perception with both eyes working together.

Good depth perception can have a big impact on safety and quality of life, whether driving, navigating stairs, or playing sports. (among lots of other things, of course)

The study specifically concluded that patients with high myopia (extremely near sighted) benefitted most from laser vision correction in terms of improvement in stereopsis.

Of course, not every patient will notice the change, but what is important is that now there’s clear evidence that the benefits of laser vision correction extend beyond simply the clarity of the vision.

The study was titled: Changes in stereopsis after photorefractive keratectomy

It was presented at the ASCRS Symposium on Cataract, IOL and Refractive Surgery, in Boston. The full information about the study can be found if you click this link.

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