What is LASIK?
LASIK laser vision correction surgery works by reshaping the cornea, the clear front part of the eye, so that light traveling through it is properly focused onto the retina located in the back of the eye.
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.
Who is LASIK for?
LASIK surgery is most appropriate for people who have a moderate degree of: Nearsightedness (myopia), in which you see nearby objects clearly, but distant objects are blurry Farsightedness (hyperopia), in which you can see distant objects clearly, but nearby objects are blurry Astigmatism, which causes overall blurry vision View Video
How effective is LASIK?
Around 96% of patients will have their desired vision after LASIK.
After having LASIK, most patients have a dramatic reduction in eyeglass or contact lens dependence and many patients no longer need them at all.
Factors to consider prior to proceeding with LASIK
- General health of the patient
- Unreasonable patient expectations
- Refractive error (amount of correction)
- Eye stability and refractive stability
- Age of the patient (must be 18 y.o.)
- Eye conditions such as the following:
If female, pregnancy status