LASIK eye surgery is the most popular and most performed laser eye surgical procedure to correct vision problems. Instead of relying on glasses or contact lenses, someone with impaired vision can undergo laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) surgery.
The doctor performing the surgery will use a special cutting laser that is designed to precisely alter the shape of the cornea to improve vision. LASIK eye surgery is performed to correct one the following vision problems: Nearsightedness (myopia), Farsightedness (hyperopia), or Astigmatism.
Book a consultations to speak to our Accent Eyes optometrist about the LASIK eye surgical procedure and discuss whether or not you are a candidate for the operation.
The LASIK eye surgical procedure itself is a short one, usually lasting 30 minutes or less.
Before the procedure may be given medicine to help you relax. Numbing drops are placed in your eye and your doctor will hold your eyelids open with an instrument.
A suction ring is placed on the eyeball before cutting the corneal flap. You might feel pressure from the suction, and vision may dim a little.
The eye surgeon then uses a small blade or cutting laser to cut a flap away from the front of the eye. Folding back the flap allows access to the part of the cornea that must be reshaped.
Using a preprogrammed laser, the surgeon then begins to reshape the cornea. The pulsating laser removes tiny bit of the corneal tissue, after which the surgeon lays the flap back to its original place, which heals on its own, no stitching required.
While in surgery, the surgeon will ask you to focus on a light, this will keep your eye fixed on a point while your cornea is being reshaped.
If both eyes need LASIK eye surgery, both will be operated on in the same day.
After the LASIK eye surgical procedure is complete, you will be given pain medication and eye drops to help keep you in comfort hours after the procedure. You might have to wear an eye covering overnight to allow the eye to fully heal. The success rate of LASIK eye surgery is very high, and repeat operations are possible, but very unlikely.
Our surgeons are highly skilled to achieve the best outcomes. Call Accent Eyes today for a consultation.