British surgeons claim that they can now give people, who are shortsighted, better vision than they were born with, by using a pioneering laser technology. Experts estimate the human eye is potentially capable of 20-10 vision. But, the new treatment can give people up to 20-16 vision, thus enabling them to read a car number plate 80 yards away, almost four times better than the minimum standard required for driving, say the surgeons. In fact, the treatment is due to new cool laser that precisely cuts a flap in the cornea at the start. And a second laser then reshapes the cornea to correct short sight, say the surgeons.