The eye and vision errors The cornea is a part of the eye that helps focus light to create an image on the retina. It works in much the same way that the lens of a camera focuses light to create an
What's the Difference?
Laser In Situ Keratomileusis (LASIK) The LASIK procedure also uses the excimer laser to reshape the cornea, but this is done under a thin corneal flap, which preservers the surface epithelial cells.
Payment for LASIK can be made with cash, check, Mastercard, Visa, or American Express. Also, there are payment options ranging from 90 days same as cash or monthly payments for up to 60 months. With
Patients with nearsightedness have corneas that are too steep for the length of their eye. The excimer laser is used to flatten the cornea so that the light rays that pass through it come to a point of
If you decide to go ahead with LASIK surgery, you will need an initial or baseline evaluation by your eye doctor to determine if you are a good candidate. This is what you need to know to prepare for
The surgery should take less than 30 minutes. You will lie on your back in a reclining chair in an exam room containing the laser system.
Immediately after the procedure, your eye may burn, itch, or feel like there is something in it. You may experience some discomfort, or in some cases, mild pain and your doctor may suggest you take a
No contact lenses prior to evaluation and surgery - can you go for an extended period of time without wearing contact lenses? Have a thorough exam - have you arranged not to drive or work after the exam? Read
Is It Right For Me?
What is LASIK? Am I eligible? How does the laser work? Get answers to these and other questions inside here.
Ablate in surgery, is to remove. Ablation zone the area of tissue that is removed during laser surgery. Accommodation the ability of the eye to change its focus from distant objects to near objects. Acuity