Angela was quite farsighted before her LASIK. Treatment for farsightedness by laser was approved by the FDA in August of 2000. I, however, have experience with this treatment option that dates back to 1996.
Starting in 1996, I participated in the FDA phase III clinical trials evaluating the Visx laser treatment for farsightedness, and farsightedness with astigmatism. I am pleased to say that our results were part of the reason that, in August of 2000, the FDA Advisory Panel on Refractive Surgery formally recommended approval for these extended treatment parameters to the FDA board, and final approval came shortly thereafter.