LASIK - Laser Eye Surgery
What Is Lasik?
Laser assisted in situ keratomileusis, or LASIK, is an outpatient surgical procedure that treats myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism. LASIK uses a microsurgical instrument and a laser to reshape the cornea (the clear covering of the eye) to improve the way the eye focuses light rays onto the retina.
LASIK may decrease your dependence on glasses and contacts or, in some cases, allow you to do without them entirely. Most people who have this procedure are corrected to 20/40 vision and many people achieve 20/20 vision.
LASIK starting $1199 per eye!
With LASIK, your ophthalmologist creates a small flap in the front portion of your cornea by gently separating the tissue. The corneal flap is then folded back.
Once the flap is lifted to one side, laser energy is applied for a few seconds to a minute or so to reshape the cornea. Then, the corneal flap is returned to its original position, where it adheres naturally.
After the procedure, the reshaped cornea focuses light more accurately on the retina.