LASIK (laser in situ keratomileusis) is an out-patient surgical procedure that uses an excimer laser to reshape the eye’s cornea to correct refractive errors, or problems with the way the eye focuses light rays onto the retina.
The Advanced Custom Vue Procedure begins with a Wave Scan, which creates a map of your eyes’ unique imperfections. The Wave Scan information is used to design the custom treatment for each of your eyes.
Your ophthalmologist creates a thin flap in the corneal tissue. After folding back the flap, your ophthalmologist uses a laser, preprogrammed with measurements specific to your eye, to sculpt the exposed corneal tissue. Once the cornea has been reshaped, the flap is put back into position, where it adheres naturally on its own.
Millions of people today have had refractive errors such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism corrected with LASIK. LASIK has decreased their dependence on glasses and contact lenses and, in some cases, eliminated their need for them entirely.
Consult EyeCare Professionals to find out whether you are a good candidate for LASIK surgery. You could join millions of people who have benefited from this widely performed procedure.
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Even though LASIK is a pretty common procedure these days, let’s face it…I was a little nervous. Dr. Jeffreys and his assistants were very personable and kept me completely at ease throughout the process. In a matter of a few minutes, he corrected my vision and improved my quality of life forever.