What is LASIK
The complete LASIK experience only takes approximately two-hours on the day of surgery. Patients are given Valium and numbing eye drops upon arrival. Patients are fully awake during the procedure.
The first step is to create a 3-D map of the imperfections of your eye using wavefront-guided eye-mapping technology. This intricate map provides an in-depth representation of your unique vision needs using highly precise measurements.
The procedure uses an ultra-fast laser to create a thin, customized flap that is gently folded back to prepare your cornea for treatment.
An ultra-precise laser is used to gently reshape your cornea to the desired curvature, based on the digital information from your wavefront-guided eye map.
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After the LASIK Procedure
Typically, patients will have blurry vision immediately after the procedure. Functional vision is restored within 24 hours, with most patients returning to work within a day.
Maximum vision improvement comes within three to four weeks after surgery.
Nearsightedness & Farsightedness (Myopia & Hyperopia)
When correcting farsightedness, tissue is removed around the edges of the cornea, increasing the curvature of the eye.