LASIK Surgery Treatments
LASIK procedures are so popular because they allow not only more freedom from glasses and contacts, but also the chance to see better than you would with corrective eyewear.
There are several types of LASIK eye surgery treatments, and your surgeon will determine which one is best for you, depending on your individual needs.
LASIK treatments can correct some of the most common vision problems, including nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.
Our physicians use state-of-the-art eye-mapping technology to analyze the problems with your eyesight as well as each eye’s unique irregularities. After determining if you’re eligible for LASIK, your surgeon will recommend the LASIK procedure that makes the most sense for achieving your optimal vision.
This may include:
- Traditional LASIK Surgery - (laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis) is the most frequently performed laser vision correction procedure. A hinged flap is created on the eye’s surface, and an excimer laser is used to reshape the underlying corneal tissue, so that the eye’s focusing power is improved.
- Custom Wavefront LASIK Surgery - uses the most advanced laser technology available, which allows for an additional level of information that helps your LASIK surgeon to further customize your treatment. A WaveFront scan produces a 3-D map of your eyes, which analyzes not only common problems, but also unique imperfections in your vision. Information from this mapping is used in the laser that corrects your cornea.
- PRK: Photo Refractive Keratectomy Laser Eye Surgery - Similar to LASIK surgery, PRK surgery involves using a laser to reshape the cornea. But instead of creating a flap, a thin outer layer of the cornea is polished to allow the laser access to reshaping the eye… PRK may be a better alternative for certain eye conditions.
You will receive some simple instructions to follow in the days leading up to your LASIK treatment, including not wearing contact lenses for a period of about a couple of weeks to a few days. Your surgeon will discuss with you what to expect during and after your laser eye surgery procedure, including recovery time.