LASIK stands for laser in-situ keratomileusis and is a popular surgery to correct vision problems. It helps many people who are nearsighted or farsighted, as well those who have astigmatism.
It works by using a laser to reshape the cornea, which allows light to be correctly focused onto the retina. A laser is used to create a small flap in the cornea, which is peeled back so another laser can reshape the cornea. The flap is then placed back and the surgery is complete.
LASIK is popular because it is a quick procedure with a high success rate. The surgery takes about 10 minutes and only requires local anesthesia in the form of eye drops. Typically there is not much pain involved and it will not require stitches or bandages. Results are often immediate and adjustments can be made in the future to correct vision if there are any changes.
While rare, there are downsides and potential side effects to LASIK, which is why you should consult with your optometrist to see if the procedure is right for you. At Duncan Family Eye Care, we will discuss what to expect before and after LASIK. contact us at (580) 255-9717 today to learn how LASIK could work for you.