Lasik Vision Correction
Sponsored by Grossnickle Eye Center
Today, there are a wide variety of refractive eye procedures used to improve vision. LASIK, or laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis, is a popular refractive outpatient procedure used to treat nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. It is designed to reshape the cornea (the clear, round dome at the front of the eye) so that it can properly focus light rays onto the retina at the back of the eye. Many patients achieve clearer vision with less dependence on glasses and contacts.
The whole procedure generally takes less than 20 minutes to perform and is followed by a rapid, natural healing process. Many patients notice an improvement in their vision as soon as their procedure is over and continue to see it improve over the short recovery period.