LASIK is a refractive surgery procedure with roots in the late 1970s.
LASIK combines the use of the excimer laser with Lamellar Keratoplasty, which is the creation of a corneal flap. The majority of patients who undergo LASIK are able to pass a driver’s test and perform most of their daily activities without the need for their glasses or contacts. LASIK is an outpatient surgery that is usually performed in the doctor’s surgical suite. The entire process only takes approximately 15 minutes to perform. A thin corneal flap is folded back. The laser then smooths the cornea allowing you to have better vision. Finally, the flap is returned to its original position where it adheres naturally.
Many patients notice a dramatic improvement in their vision within the first 24 hours after the LASIK procedure. Patients may return to their normal activities within a couple of days. LASIK vision correction can be financed for as little as $100 per month. Click here for more information.