LASER VISION CORRECTION
In LASIK (Laser-Assisted in Situ Keratomileusis) eye surgery, a flap is created in the cornea, after which it is gently folded back. An Excimer Laser is used to permanently reshape the cornea. The flap is then put back in place, acting like a natural bandage. Patients who are nearsighted, farsighted, or astigmatic may benefit from this type of procedure.
The "WOW!" effect of LASIK is the very rapid recovery of vision and the decreased level of discomfort post-operatively. You hear from people that they did not feel anything and could see well the very first day after surgery. Most people have functional vision in 24 hours, and although this is true in most cases, it must be noted that each person will heal at a different rate. Vision, although greatly improved immediately after surgery, continues to improve over some months.
Everyone's eyes are different. Even though you may have a friend who has had LASIK, it does not mean that it is necessarily right 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 for you. For many of you who are long-term contact lens wearers, our unbiased pre-operative input can make the difference between an excellent result and a mediocre one. Post-operatively, we can monitor your eyes and taper medications to arrive at the best possible result.