What Is LASIK?
LASIK is an acronym that stands for “Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis.” In a LASIK procedure, a cool excimer laser is used to gently reshape the cornea (the clear window in front of your eye). By reshaping the cornea, your eye can properly focus images on the retina (the seeing part of your eye). When these images are properly focused, you won’t need glasses or contacts to see clearly!
LASIK is one of the most commonly performed procedures around the world today. With millions of procedures performed each year, it is an accurate, precise, and predictable procedure with benefits that last for many years. Your LASIK procedure will last only minutes, and most patients return to their normal daily activities the day after their procedure. The benefits of clearer vision thanks to LASIK will help you create memories for a lifetime and the lifestyle you deserve.
And the most exciting part? A vast majority of LASIK patients at Valley Eye Associates see 20/20 (and, sometimes, even better) after their LASIK surgery. If you would like to learn more about whether or not you may be eligible for LASIK, take our self-evaluation survey and we will send you more information about your options.