LASIK

What is LASIK?

LASIK (Laser Assisted in Situ Keratomileusis) is a painless, surgical procedure that uses a laser to correct refractive errors such as nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), and astigmatism.

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Why should I correct refractive errors?

Refractive errors affect the eye’s ability to focus light and can occur when the cornea is misshapen.

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Is LASIK right for me?

If you answer “Yes” to any of these questions, you may be a candidate for LASIK. Schedule a consultation
  • Are you nearsighted, farsighted, or do you have an astigmatism?
  • Do you want to lessen your dependence on reading glasses or contact lenses?
  • Are you having trouble with distance vision?

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to be a certain age to have LASIK surgery?
Ideal LASIK candidates fall between the ages of 21 to 38. However, there are a variety of factors considered prior to the recommendation for LASIK surgery.

If you’re experiencing symptoms similar to that which is described above, please come in for a visit.
Can I have LASIK surgery performed if I recently changed my glasses prescription?
Typically, candidates for any refractive procedures must show little to no change in refraction (prescription) for at least 1 year. However, patients are still encouraged to come in for a visit so that our doctors can gain a better understanding of your vision capabilities.
Is surgery painful?
Numbing drops are administered before surgery, so most of our patients report that this procedure is pain-free. However, mild discomfort is also possible with all corrective procedures.
How long will my results last?
Research has shown that LASIK is a permanent procedures. However, there are some instances in which patients need to have an enhancement—this is where the surgeon has to repeat the procedure to obtain satisfactory results.