LASIK, or laser-assisted in-situ keratomilieusis, is a procedure involving a laser that cuts through a flap on the cornea and reshapes it to correct eye conditions such as myopia and astigmatism.
During the LASIK procedure, the surgeon carefully creates a thin flap that is gently folded back to expose the corneal surface for reshaping with the excimer laser. The flap is then carefully re-folded over the treatment area, acting as a bandage as the eye heals.
Most patients see their vision improve within hours after treatment.
Many are ready to return to work or their normal activities the following day.
LASIK surgery was approved for use in the United States in 1995 and remains one of the most popular vision correction procedures. It can improve vision to 20/40 or better in 95 percent of patients.
The procedure takes only a few minutes and vision is improved often on the day after surgery. Eye drops and night protection are usually necessary for a designated period of time after surgery.
Our surgeons use the latest technology and customize each procedure to deliver even more precise vision correction. As a result, many patients find that they have better vision than when they wore glasses or contact lenses.