What Is Lasik Surgery?
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LASIK eye surgery is a procedure that corrects certain vision problems, such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and/or astigmatism.

This can reduce or eliminate the need for eyeglasses or corrective lenses. LASIK is short for laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis, the technical term for the surgical procedure.

LASIK eye surgery is the most common type of refractive surgery. Refractive surgery changes the shape of your cornea — the transparent membrane that arcs over your pupil and the colored part of your eye (iris) — to bend (refract) light rays to focus more precisely on your retina rather than at some point beyond or short of your retina.

LASIK Eye Surgery Benefits

  1. It works! Most patients will be at their desired visual endpoint after LASIK.
  2. LASIK eye surgery is associated with very little pain, if any pain.
  3. Vision is corrected nearly immediately or by the next day under most circumstances.
  4. Recovery is quick and usually no bandages or stitches are required after LASIK eye surgery.
  5. Adjustments can be made after LASIK eye surgery to further correct vision if it is medically and surgically safe to do so.
  6. After having LASIK eye surgery, most patients no longer need corrective eyewear for distance and/or near vision depending on the type of surgery performed.

Please schedule a free consultation appointment to see if you are a candidate for LASIK eye surgery.