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LESA™: How It Can Correct Your Vision

LESA™: How It Can Correct Your Vision

Have you had it with wearing glasses or contact lenses? Do you wish you had a way to improve your vision permanently without corrective lenses?

Here’s the good news: The eye care specialists at Advanced Laser & Eye Center of Arizona, home of, offer patients several types of vision correction surgery, including LASIK and LESA™. These procedures can free you from having to wear glasses or contacts.

Educating yourself about your options is an important part of your decision to have vision correction surgery. Here, our providers offer some information about the LESA procedure, an exciting advance in vision correction.

Correcting errors in your eyes

Doctors prescribe corrective lenses to people who have what’s known as refractive errors in their eyes. These include myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), astigmatism (blurry, distorted vision caused by irregularities in the shape of your eye), and presbyopia (reduced ability to focus on nearby objects, such as reading material).

Refractive errors affect the way your cornea focuses light onto your retina. Without correction, refractive errors can cause blurriness and difficulty seeing.

When you have refractive errors in one or both eyes, eyeglasses or contact lenses can correct the light’s focus so you can see more clearly. Although glasses and contact lenses are a blessing because they clear up your vision, wearing them may get on your nerves.

A permanent solution

Vision correction surgery provides an alternative to wearing glasses or contacts because it eliminates errors in your eyes rather than just working around them. As such, surgery offers a permanent solution to certain vision problems.

LESA — which stands for lens of the eye surgical alteration — is an innovative procedure whose name is trademarked by our own Dr. Kianoush Kian. The eye specialists at Advanced Laser & Eye Center were the first practice in the United States to offer LESA.

LESA can successfully treat people with nearsightedness, farsightedness, presbyopia, and astigmatism. It’s especially effective in older patients who require reading glasses.

Is LESA right for you?

You may be a good candidate for LESA if you:

LESA is an in-office procedure similar to cataract surgery. After giving you a mild sedative and numbing your eyes with drops, your provider replaces the lens of your eye with an artificial lens designed to correct your vision.

The procedure takes only a few minutes in each eye. After surgery, you can recuperate in the comfort of your own home. Although it’s normal to experience some mild symptoms after surgery — such as blurry vision, grittiness, or stinging — these typically go away after a day or two. Patients usually start enjoying better vision in 2-4 days.

If you’d like to learn more about LESA and find out if you qualify for this permanent, vision-changing procedure, we invite you to schedule an evaluation with our skilled providers. Call the Arizona office nearest you, or book an appointment online.

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