Key facts about the procedure:
- You remain awake during LASIK.
- Your eyes will be numbed with drops and, aside from a little pressure, you most likely won’t feel a thing during the procedure.
- Typically both eyes are treated during the same visit.
- The LASIK procedure is a walk-in/walk-out procedure, generally taking less than 10 minutes.
- Outcomes may vary.
What is refractive surgery?
“Refractive surgery” is a catchall term that includes several different kinds of surgeries that correct vision, including LASIK. Typically refractive surgeries correct mild vision problems like nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism; these surgeries may also be used to treat more severe vision problems or repair cataracts. Learn more about the different types of refractive surgeries
What is PRK surgery?
PRK was the first form of laser eye surgery available before LASIK. While LASIK has become the more popular procedure, PRK is still available to patients and is still performed today. It is a beneficial option to patients who have thin corneas and may not be a suitable candidate to have LASIK. Learn more about PRK
How does LASIK work?
LASIK is a quick, step-by-step procedure using surgical tools and lasers to reshape the cornea which changes how light hits the retina eye and allows the eye to better focus on objects. The entire procedure is performed in 15 minutes. Learn how LASIK works
Will LASIK work for me?
There are many factors that determine a good candidate to have LASIK surgery such as age, prescription, overall health and medical histoy, eye health, the thickness of your corneas. While LASIK results are long lasting, vision may continue to change as you age. Read more
What is the alternative to LASIK?
There are several alternative options to having LASIK surgery. Continuing to wear corrective lenses like contacts or glasses or even other refractive surgeries or lens implantation are available to help patients with severe vision impairments. Learn about LASIK alternatives
What is IntraLASIK?
IntraLASIK, also called IntraLase, is an advanced type of LASIK that is completely blade-free. A surgical tool called the microkeratome that is used in basic LASIK procedure and PRK has been replaced by an advanced femtosecond laser. Read about the benefits of IntraLase
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