What is LASIK?
If you have a refractive error, such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism or presbyopia, refractive surgery is a method for correcting or improving your vision.
This surgical procedure is used to adjust your eye's focusing ability by reshaping the cornea, Other procedures involve implanting a lens inside your eye. The most common type of laser vision correction procedure is LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis) where a laser is used to reshape the cornea.
Over 98% of people who have LASIK achieve somewhere between 20/20 and 20/40 vision without glasses or contact lenses.
This surgical procedure is used to adjust your eye's focusing ability by reshaping the cornea, Other procedures involve implanting a lens inside your eye. The most common type of laser vision correction procedure is LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis) where a lasr is used to reshape the cornea.
Refractive surgery might be a good option for you if you:
- Want to decrease your dependence on glasses or contact lenses
- Are free of eye disease
- Accept the inherent risks and potential side effects of the procedure
- Understand that you could still need glasses or contacts after the procedure to achieve your best vision
- Have an appropriate refractive error
To help you decide if LASIK is right for you, please feel free to schedule complimentary Vision Correction Consultation by calling our LASIK hotline at 877-245-6662.
About Refractive Laser Eye Surgery
The two-step LASIK procedure requires special skill on the part of a laser surgeon. ReVision founder and medical director, D. James Schumer, M. D. is a fellowship-trained cornea specialist and refractive surgeon, and has been performing refractive surgeries since 1993.
LASIK involves the use of two precise instruments: the microkeratome and the excimer laser.
First, a thin flap of corneal tissue attached by a hinge is created using a microkeratome. Once the flap is carefully lifted, the excimer laser reshapes a region of the underlying cornea tissue. The flap is then precisely repositioned. This creates a change in the cornea's overall curvature, and corrects the focus of the eye.
Healing is usually rapid, with minimal discomfort for the patient. Though subtle changes in vision may continue for several days or weeks, dramatic visual improvement typically takes place in a matter of hours.
LASIK and PRK are both laser surgeries to improve vision. The two procedures are similar in the visual outcome achieved, but differ in how they are performed. PRK is most often suggested as an alternative for people who are not good LASIK candidates. Watch the video below for an brief explanation on the differences between LASIK and PRK. If you live Columbus, Ohio or the surrounding areas, learn more about your candidacy for PRK and LASIK. Please contact Revision Eys to schedule a consulation.