LASIK, or Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis, is a type of refractive surgical treatment on the eye which reshapes the cornea to enable light entering the eye to be properly focused onto the retina for clearer vision. LASIK is a combination of a microkeratome to create a thin flap of tissue followed by excimer laser ablation to reshape the stromal tissue beneath the flap. These two refractive technologies help resolve myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism.
During your initial consultation the provider examines your eye while you explain your goals for the treatment. The provider will make recommendations for you based on your examination and current health conditions.
Also known as: Laser Eye Surgery, Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis, Refractive Eye Surgery
Is LASIK Treatment Right for You?
You may be a good candidate for LASIK treatment if:
You have been diagnosed with myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism
You want to improve your eyesight
You no longer want to wear eye glasses or contact lenses
You are physically healthy
You are free of eye diseases
What Questions Should I Ask a Provider?
How much does LASIK treatment cost?
How is LASIK performed?
What are the risks and potential complications of LASIK?
How is LASIK treatment different from other laser eye treatments?
Can both eyes be treated at the same time?
Will I have 20/20 vision after my LASIK surgery?
How long will LASIK treatment correction last?
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