LASIK (LASER VISION CORRECTION)
LASIK eye surgery is the best known and most commonly performed laser refractive surgery to correct vision problems.
Laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) can be an alternative to glasses or contact lenses.
During LASIK surgery, a special type of cutting laser is used to precisely change the shape of the dome-shaped clear tissue
at the front of your eye (cornea) to improve vision.
In eyes with normal vision, the cornea bends (refracts) light precisely onto the retina at the back of the eye.
But with nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia) or astigmatism, the light is bent incorrectly, resulting in blurred vision.
Glasses or contact lenses can correct vision, but reshaping the cornea itself also will provide the necessary refraction.
Who is a good candidate for LASIK surgery?
• Ideally someone who is over 19 years old, when vision is more likely to have stopped changing, up to 45 years of age.
• A stable glass power
• Overall good eye health
• Patients with normal and healthy corneas
• Patients who are not on any hrmonal therapy
• Low to Moderate amount of nearsightedness (myopia) and/or astigmatism.
• Patients with active lifestyles who desire a quick recovery.