What is standard LASIK surgery?
LASIK safely and effectively treats all forms of refractive errors – including astigmatism
Your vision without glasses after LASIK will likely be the same or better than your vision with glasses today
It’s not for everyone, get yourself a free suitability test
LASIK is quick to undergo and offers fast recovery
If you have any burning questions, there are FAQs at the bottom of the page
LASIK surgery – see what you’ve been missing
A SAFE AND EFFECTIVE TREATMENT TO BECOME FREE FROM GLASSES AND CONTACT LENSES
Are you dependent on eyeglasses or contact lenses because of a refractive error? Does your vision hold you back from enjoying the active life you desire?
Hundreds of thousands of people in your shoes have opted for LASIK — a laser eye surgery that reshapes the cornea for clear vision and independence from glasses and contacts.
With more than 25 years of experience, I have introduced thousands of LASIK patients to sharper vision without glasses or contacts. I use only the latest technology and advanced techniques to enhance the customization and precision of treatment.
Pros of LASIK
Recovery time – Because I make a small flap in the outer layer of the cornea, only the edges of the flap need to heal. That’s why LASIK patients spend less time recovering when compared to patients who have PRK
Safety and comfort – Because I can disrupt less of the cornea, I can perform LASIK in less time and with less post-operative discomfort
Cons of LASIK
Deals, deals, deals – LASIK is the world’s most popular elective treatment, so the marketplace for LASIK is rife with offers, deals and added extras. It can be difficult for patients to know what they’re getting and to make the right decision. This is not a disadvantage of the procedure as much, but a commoditization of the marketplace
Safety and comfort – You may experience some irritation and discomfort for up to 24 hours after LASIK. Typically, the discomfort is minor and we can manage it with lubricating eye drops
LASIK surgery can decrease or eliminate your need for glasses and contact lenses
YOUR VISION WITHOUT GLASSES AFTER LASIK WILL LIKELY BE THE SAME OR BETTER THAN YOUR VISION WITH GLASSES TODAY
LASIK surgery is short for Laser-Assisted In-Situ Keratomileusis.
People with vision problems have abnormally shaped corneas that prevent light from being properly focused.
LASIK surgery uses pulses of light energy to gently reshape the cornea to improve focusing power and visual acuity.
This typically decreases or eliminates the need to wear corrective aids (glasses and contacts).
LASIK surgery can treat:
Can you have LASIK?
LASIK IS NOT FOR EVERYONE, BUT AFTER AN APPOINTMENT WE CAN DETERMINE IF IT’S RIGHT FOR YOU
If you are considering LASIK, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with me to discuss the procedure and your candidacy in more detail.
You may qualify for LASIK if you:
Are over 18 years of age
Are in good health
Are not pregnant or nursing
Do not suffer from a vascular or autoimmune disease
Have a stable vision prescription (for at least a year)
Have enough corneal thickness for us to treat your refractive error
Maintain reasonable expectations of LASIK surgery
You can learn more about candidacy for LASIK by visiting this blog post where we delve into LASIK candidacy a bit more deeply.
How the LASIK procedure works
LASIK IS QUICK TO UNDERGO AND RECOVER FROM
We perform LASIK on an outpatient basis. It is a fast procedure. I use numbing eye drops and oral medications to relax your eyes and make the experience virtually pain-free.
Prior to the procedure, we will use special technology to capture high-definition images of your eyes’ unique shape and topography. We use this information to calibrate the laser that performs the treatment.
In custom bladeless LASIK, I use a femtosecond laser to create a very thin flap in the surface of the cornea. I gently fold the flap back to reveal the underlying corneal tissue.
Then, I use an excimer laser to remove microscopic bits of tissue and restore a normal shape to the cornea. When I am finished reshaping the cornea, I reposition the flap over the eye, and it seals itself naturally. No stitches or sutures are needed.
Recovering from LASIK
LASIK RECOVERY IS MINIMAL
After LASIK, you’ll return home shortly after the procedure and rest or sleep for the remainder of the day. Your eyes may feel slightly irritated but the symptoms are minor and temporary. I will prescribe special eye drops to reduce any discomfort.
Most of the time when a patient wakes up the next morning, he or she can already notice a visual improvement. We schedule a follow-up visit for the day after surgery, so I can check your eyes’ healing progress.
Many patients are able to drive and return to work within a day or two of surgery. Side effects and complications are very rare.