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Lasik Consultation

Before choosing to have LASIK vision corrective surgery, it is essential that you have a comprehensive eye exam and LASIK consultation. This eye exam may be performed by your eye doctor.


During the comprehensive eye exam, your doctor will determine your prescription and evaluate the health of your eyes to make sure that you are a good candidate for LASIK. During this consultation, your eye doctor will help you to look into various LASIK surgery options and provide you with pre-op and post-operative surgery services.

What is LASIK?

LASIK is a type of refractive surgery. This kind of surgery uses a laser to treat vision problems caused by refractive errors. You have a refractive error when your eye does not refract (bend) light properly.

For you to see clearly, light rays must travel through your cornea and lens. The cornea and lens refract the light so it lands on the retina. The retina turns light into signals that travel to your brain and become images. With refractive errors, the shape of your cornea or lens keeps light from bending properly. When light is not focused on the retina as it should be, your vision is blurry.

With LASIK, your ophthalmologist uses a laser to change the shape of your cornea. This laser eye surgery improves the way light rays are focused on the retina. LASIK is used to treat myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness) and astigmatism.

The goal of LASIK is to correct your refractive error to improve your vision. LASIK eye surgery may reduce your need for eyeglasses or contact lenses. In some cases, it may even allow you to do without them completely.


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