What is LASIK?
How does LASIK surgery work? LASIK stands for Laser Assisted In Situ Keratomileulis. It is an eye surgery using the VISX laser to reshape the cornea. The purpose of the eye surgery is to change the surface of the cornea allowing it to refocus light onto the retina so you can see clearly. You may consider LASIK if you would like to be less dependent on glasses.
Can I Have Lasik?
LASIK can treat certain amounts of nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia) and astigmatism. There is often a misconception that LASIK cannot treat astigmatism. Dr. Stanley Grandon and I can perform a comprehensive LASIK evaluation to determine if you are a candidate for LASIK. We need to make sure your eyes are healthy enough to have the surgery and that your glasses prescription is in the ranges that LASIK can be safely performed. If you already require reading glasses, we can discuss options with you as well.
How Does Lasik Surgery Work?
The cornea is extremely powerful in focusing light. It is responsible for 2/3 of the focusing power of the eye. Therefore reshaping the surface has tremendous effects on focusing without the need for glasses.
The laser removes microscopic amounts of tissue on the cornea so that the cornea focuses light onto the retina. If you are nearsighted (myopic) the cornea will need to be made flatter. If you are farsighted (hyperopic), the cornea will need to be made steeper, and if you have astigmatism the cornea will need to be made less irregular.
Lasik is a pain free outpatient procedure. Dr. Stanley Grandon and I will focus the laser onto your eye and perform the procedure in about 5 minutes. After the procedure, your eye will likely feel scratchy and the vision may be blurry for a few days. You will need someone to drive you home and then you will be seen in our office the next day.
If you would like to schedule a LASIK evaluation, please call :3135828856