LASIK eye surgery is the most commonly performed laser vision correction surgery. We use it to correct peoples’ vision who suffer from short-sightedness, long-sightedness, astigmatism. It can also help people who’ve experienced a loss of near vision due to presbyopia or age.
In the old days, laser eye surgeons performed LASIK using a blade and a specialised laser. Modern laser eye surgery, which is what we do at VSON, involves two lasers.
Instead of using a blade, we use one laser to create an ultra-thin flap in the window of your eye – which we call the cornea. That may sound a little scary for some, but I assure you that you see any instruments near your eyes and won’t feel a thing.
We raise that flap and then use a second laser to reshape the cornea’s surface to restore normal optics and normal focusing of the eye.
Following that, we reposition the flap. The natural forces and processes of the eye seal the flap within a few hours.
By the next day following surgery, most patients’ vision becomes as good as it was with glasses and contact lenses before the surgery. The vision is typically extremely sharp, and patients can resume normal life.
In summary, LASIK eye surgery is a pain-free, low-risk surgery with a rapid recovery. It is an extremely accurate way of correcting vision for most people.
To learn more about LASIK and which laser eye surgery treatment is best to free you from the hassle of glasses and contact lenses, please book a free laser vision assessment online.