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Problems with vision can be corrected using a variety of laser eye surgery procedures, meaning that the need to wear glasses or contact lenses to correct vision deficiencies is removed or reduced. Laser eye surgery, such as LASIK, LASEK and PRK can be used to improve short-sightedness (myopia), long-sightedness (hyperopia) and astigmatism.
LASEK (Laser Assisted Sub-Epithelial Keratectomy) is a laser eye surgery for the correction of vision conditions. LASEK is specifically used to correct astigmatism, hyperopia (long or far sightedness), and myopia (short or near sightedness).
LASIK (Laser-Assisted in Situ Keratomileusis) is a laser eye surgery used to correct and enhance the vision of long-sighted (hyperopic) and short-sighted (myopic) people, as well as those with astigmatism.