LASIK Surgery

LASIK surgery is one of the most common elective surgeries performed today. It is considered safe, reliable and effective by the FDA and has been improving vision for many years. LASIK, which is an acronym for laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis, is a surgical procedure in which a corneal flap is created using laser technology. Once the corneal flap has been created, an excimer laser beam is used to reshape the cornea and change the way light passes through the cornea. This procedure is commonly performed on those who are nearsighted, farsighted and those who have astigmatism.

This procedure only takes about 15-30 minutes, and most patients are allowed to leave within one or two hours. Full recovery takes a few weeks, in which time you will be prescribed antibiotic eye drops. Your doctor will advise you on other ways to care for your healing eyes post-operation.