What is LASIK?

LASIK (Laser Assisted in Situ Keratomileusis) is a painless, surgical procedure that uses a laser to correct refractive errors such as nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), and astigmatism.

Why should I correct refractive errors?

Refractive errors affect the eye’s ability to focus light and can occur when the cornea is misshapen.

Is LASIK right for me?

If you answer “Yes” to any of these questions, you may be a candidate for LASIK. Schedule a consultation
  • Are you nearsighted, farsighted, or do you have an astigmatism?
  • Do you want to lessen your dependence on reading glasses or contact lenses?
  • Are you having trouble with distance vision?


Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to be a certain age to have LASIK surgery?
Ideal LASIK candidates fall between the ages of 21 to 38. However, there are a variety of factors considered prior to the recommendation for LASIK surgery.

If you’re experiencing symptoms similar to that which is described above, please come in for a visit.
Can I have LASIK surgery performed if I recently changed my glasses prescription?
Typically, candidates for any refractive procedures must show little to no change in refraction (prescription) for at least 1 year. However, patients are still encouraged to come in for a visit so that our doctors can gain a better understanding of your vision capabilities.
Is surgery painful?
Numbing drops are administered before surgery, so most of our patients report that this procedure is pain-free. However, mild discomfort is also possible with all corrective procedures.
How long will my results last?
Research has shown that LASIK is a permanent procedures. However, there are some instances in which patients need to have an enhancement—this is where the surgeon has to repeat the procedure to obtain satisfactory results.