LASIK eye surgery works to reduce or eliminate the need for corrective lenses such as contacts or glasses. LASIK stands for "laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis."
In the first step of LASIK surgery, a thin flap is made in the flat surface of the eye, known as the cornea. The flap is made in either one of two ways: your ophthalmologist will use either a metal instrument called a microkeratome or an Intralase laser using the energy from ultraviolet beam. In the second step, your surgeon will then fold back the flap and precisely reshape the corneal tissue with what is called an excimer laser. In the final step, the flap is repositioned over the cornea, serving as a bandage.
LASIK has a high patient satisfaction rating that is linked to low pain association while the surgery is performed along with results as early as the next day.
As prior to any surgery, one of our eye doctors will perform a comprehensive eye exam to determine if your eyes are healthy enough for the procedure and to determine how much laser reshaping would be necessary for optimal vision correction. Feel free to contact our office to call and schedule an appointment for a consultation today to discuss how to best improve your vision.