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  • What is LASIK?

    The cornea is a part of the eye that helps focus light to create an image on the retina. It works in much the same way that the lens of a camera focuses light to create an image on film. In LASIK surgery, precise and controlled removal of corneal tissue by a special laser reshapes the cornea changing its focusing power.More >>
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  • Know What Makes You a Poor Candidate

    Career impact - does your job prohibit refractive surgery? Cost - can you really afford this procedure? Medical conditions - e.g., do you have an autoimmune disease or other major illness?More >>
  • Know the Risks and Procedure Limitations

    Overtreatment or undertreatment - are you willing and able to have more than one surgery to get the desired result? May still need reading glasses - do you have presbyopia? More >>
  • Know Preoperative, Operative, and Postoperative Expectations

    No contact lenses prior to evaluation and surgery - can you go for an extended period of time without wearing contact lenses? Have a thorough exam - have you arranged not to drive or work after the exam? More >>
  • What To Expect Before Surgery

    If you decide to go ahead with LASIK surgery, you will need an initial or baseline evaluation by your eye doctor to determine if you are a good candidate. More >>
  • What To Expect During Surgery

    The surgery should take less than 30 minutes. You will lie on your back in a reclining chair in an exam room containing the laser system. More >>
  • What To Expect After Surgery

    Immediately after the procedure, your eye may burn, itch, or feel like there is something in it. You may experience some discomfort, or in some cases, mild pain and your doctor may suggest you take a a mild pain reliever.More >>
  • LASIK Glossary of Terms

    Ablate in surgery, is to remove. Ablation zone the area of tissue that is removed during laser surgery. Accommodation the ability of the eye to change its focus from distant objects to near objects. More >>
  • When is LASIK Not for Me?

    You are probably NOT a good candidate for refractive surgery if: You are not a risk taker. Certain complications are unavoidable in a percentage of patients, and there are no long-term data available for current procedures.More >>
  • Correction of Nearsightedness, Farsightedness, and Astigmatism

    Patients with Nearsightedness, Farsightedness, and Astigmatism have corneas that are of different shapes within their eye. The excimer laser is used to change the shape of the cornea which is key in improving the eye's focus. More >>
  • What's the Difference?

    LASIK vs. PRK

    Laser In Situ Keratomileusis (LASIK) The LASIK procedure also uses the excimer laser to reshape the cornea, but this is done under a thin corneal flap, which preservers the surface epithelial cells.More >>
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