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Both laser vision correction and the implantation of Intacts are outpatient treatments employing different, yet proven, techniques that reshape the cornea. The reshaped cornea allows images to be properly focused on the retina.
Laser vision correction is recgonized by the FDA as a proven, safe and effective procedure for nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. Intacts are currently FDA-approved to correct mild to moderate cases of nearsightedness, and under clinical trials for farsightedness (hyperopia).
Testing during the complimentary evaluation and the comprehensive examination reveals which, if any, vision correction procedure is right for you. Vision correction options should be discussed with an eye doctor, who can fully evaluate your vision, candidacy, and answer your questions.
Some guidelines for candidacy are:
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