Most people with vision correction issues are interested in LASIK and whether its right for them. Probably the most well-known use of lasers in vision care is laser refractive surgery. Lasers help surgeons reshape the cornea, the clear tissue at the front of the eye, to allow for better light refraction and clearer vision in people with myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism.Since its beginnings in the 1980s, laser refractive surgery has come a long way, with newer techniques allowing faster healing, fewer side effects, and less post-operative pain.
A surgeon uses a blade or laser to cut a flap in the cornea and uses a computer-guided laser to reshape the tissue underneath. Recovery time is typically a day or two, with almost immediate vision improvement.
A computer maps out the surface of the eye, which helps the surgeon reshape the eye with a bladeless laser to change the way the cornea reflects light.
The entire layer of corneal epithelium is removed, so that a laser can remove and reshape the tissue underneath (no flap is created). The recovery time is approximately one week, and vision usually improves within two weeks.
LASIK is not for everyone. Eye conditions vary and only after a comprehensive examination will we be able to decide if LASIK surgery is the best course of treatment 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 care for you.