The widely-practiced laser eye surgery.
If you are looking for eye laser surgery, LASIK is an incredible option to consider. This technique is incredibly fast, effective, and is very popular. Vision typically restores within mere hours after your procedure. Can you imagine how amazing it will be to see better? Many of our patients cry with joy, which is an honor to assist with and witness!
LASIK is currently the most popular and prevalent form of laser eye surgery.
What is LASIK?
LASIK treats refractive errors by folding away the top layer of the eye (cornea) and re-shaping tissue underneath. If a femtosecond laser is used, this type of procedure is called Femto-LASIK.
LASIK, Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis, is a refractive laser procedure used to treat nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. Since its invention in the early 90s, LASIK has been the most popular surgical treatment method to correct refractive errors. Like other laser eye surgeries, LASIK treats vision defects by reshaping the cornea to correct the way light is focused on the back of the eye.
With LASIK, a surgeon creates a sliver of tissue, essentially making a flap, at the front of the eye to expose the inner layers of corneal tissue to the laser. Surgeons will use a femtosecond laser, for this step , the procedure is called Femto-LASIK. Once the flap is folded away, an excimer laser shapes the cornea by removing the exposed tissue. The Femto-LASIK/LASIK procedure is completed when the surgeon closes the flap, returning it to its original position.
Experience: LASIK has been the standard treatment for over 20 years. Many surgeons are very experienced with this procedure.
Quick recovery: Typically, vision becomes clearer within a couple hours after surgery and gradually stabilizes over the following weeks.
Availability: LASIK is currently the most popular and prevalent form of laser eye surgery.
Flap surgery: The surgeon creates a flap with a laser. The top eye layer is opened to expose the inner layer of the cornea.
Laser precision: After the flap is folded away, an excimer laser treats the eye for the individual refractive error. The laser only ablates the necessary tissue, leaving the surrounding tissue unaffected.