What is LASIK?
LASIK (Laser-Assisted In-Situ Keratomileusis) is a surgical procedure in which the front of your eye, the cornea, is reshaped to properly focus light on the back of your retina. A laser creates a flap in the cornea, removes tissue underneath the flap, and then the flap is laid back into place, acting like a natural bandage. Most people have functional vision in 24-48 hours.
Surgery is Just the Middle of the Story
Everyones eyes are different. Even though you may have had a friend who has had LASIK, it does not mean it is right for you. If you are interested in laser vision correction, we will be happy to guide you in picking the right surgeon, procedure and laser appropriate for you. For many long-term contact lens wearers pre-operative input can make the difference between an excellent result and a mediocre one.
Post-operatively we can monitor your eyes, and taper medications to arrive at the best possible result. After all, no one knows your eyes better than your optometrist.
Our office works with many local eye surgeons to provide LASIK surgery and other surgical services such as cataract surgery, or Strabismic surgery, which can correct misaligned eyes (“lazy eyes”).