Nearsightedness, a condition that causes people to have trouble seeing faraway objects—while still having excellent vision for nearby objects—is one of the most common types of refractive errors. Being nearsighted can make your life difficult in any number of ways. If you have severe nearsightedness, for example, you may need to wear eyeglasses in order to drive. If your nearsightedness is interfering with your quality of life, laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) may be the solution. LASIK surgery involves using lasers to reshape the cornea of your eye, enabling you to enjoy better vision. The procedure is painless and relatively short, and recovery times are quick. While LASIK may not result in 20/20 vision, it results in significantly improved vision in more than 9 out of 10 cases. If you are interested in learning more about how LASIK could benefit you, visit an eye care center serving Windham and speak to an eye doctor.