LASIK improves the focusing power of the eye to treat short-sightedness, long-sightedness and astigmatism long term. During the procedure, the surgeon guides a laser to carefully reshapes the cornea, which is the transparent covering of the eye. This improves the way light travels through the front of your eye and focuses on the retina. The result is clearer, crisper vision — without corrective eyewear.
We can perform this treatment on an outpatient basis. We will completely numb your eyes with anaesthetic drops, so you will not feel a thing. We can also give you a sedative medication to help you relax. The entire procedure takes about 5 to 15 minutes, and the laser treatment itself lasts less than a minute. Surgery is over before you know it.
Step 1 – Creating the flap
The first step of treatment is to create flaps in the cornea that are thin and hinged. The flap is created with a femtosecond laser. This thin flap is folded back to reveal the deeper layers of the corneal tissue.
Step 2 – Reshaping the cornea
Next, an excimer laser delivers pulses of light that precisely remove microscopic amounts of corneal tissue to reshape the cornea’s curvature. After we have reshaped the cornea, we restore the corneal flap to its original position over the eye, where it heals on its own.