LASIK, which stands for laser in-situ keratomileusis, is a popular surgery used to correct vision in people who are nearsighted, farsighted, or have astigmatism needing to be corrected.
The laser correction surgeries and procedures work by reshaping the cornea, the clear front part of the eye, so that light traveling through it, is well focused onto the retina which further relays the visual images to the brain.
LASIK (laser assisted in situ keratomileusis) surgery uses the latest technology to provide faster recovery times and precise results. LASIK surgery has been effective in treating myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism. Our alliance with Kremer Laser Center helps us provide evaluations for patients interested in LASIK surgery. Surgeons will review your patient history as well as perform a full assessment of your eye health. A current exam is important to determining if you are a candidate for LASIK surgery. The history review enables our optometrist to determine if your prescription is stable and you are healthy enough to consider surgery.
Once your Doctor has performed the evaluation and determined whether you are a candidate for LASIK, you will be given a referral to the LASIK surgery center we have worked with on an ongoing basis. The center will perform advanced diagnostic testing and will evaluate your eligibility for surgery. Various surgery options will be discussed with you if you are determined to be a surgical candidate.
LASIK has many benefits, including:
It works! It corrects vision. Around 96% of patients will have their desired vision after LASIK.
LASIK is associated with very little pain due to the numbing drops that are used.
Vision is corrected nearly immediately or by the day after LASIK.
No bandages or stitches are required after LASIK.
Adjustments can be made years after LASIK to further correct vision if vision changes while you age.