Don't think you can do Lasik? Here's a new development called IOL. But its not entirely new though. The newest procedure involves inserting lens into the eye with the basic focus worked out. When the eyes heal, doctors can direct UV light at highly specific areas on the lens to fine tune the focus. You'll end up with 20/20 vision at the end of the procedure.amazing, custom tuned vision, better than 20/20 in many cases.
Unlike LASIK, IOL treatment is reversible. And if your vision ever changes, you can get new lens implanted.
Unfortunately, this new procedure only corrects for cataracts and farsightedness right now. Here's to hoping nearsightedness is next on the list. [Sky News via SmartPlanet via @editorialiste]
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