ABOUT LASIK 

WHAT IS LASIK?

A safe and effective laser procedure to reduce your dependence on glasses or contact lenses.

WHY LASIK?

 

LASIK is a safe, reliable and painless way to improve vision without the need for glasses or contact lenses. LASIK, which stands for laser assisted in-situ keratomileusis, is a form of refractive surgery that changes the way light is bent, or refracted, as it passes through the cornea so that images are focused properly on the retina in the back of the eye. The procedure is effective for many patients with a wide range of nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia) and astigmatism.

The entire LASIK procedure takes only about 20 minutes, and patients are often ready to leave the office within an hour or two. A common complaint after surgery is sensitivity to light, but this will subside. Antibiotic eye drops will be prescribed for a few days, along with any other post-operative instructions. Most patients are able to drive themselves to the office the morning after surgery, and are able to return to work within a day or two.

IS LASIK FOR YOU?

 

Do you :

  • Have difficulty reading with contact lenses

  • Play sports in which glasses get in the way

  • Have young children constantly grabbing your glasses

  • Low, moderate or high degrees of nearsightedness

  • Low or moderate degrees of farsightedness

  • Low, moderate or high degrees of astigmatism