LASIK, often referred to as laser eye surgery or laser vision correction, is a type of refractive surgery for the correction of myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism. LASIK surgery is performed by an ophthalmologist who uses a laser or microkeratome to reshape the eye’s cornea in order to improve visual acuity. For most patients, LASIK provides a permanent alternative to eyeglasses or contact lenses.
PRK (photorefractive keratectomy) is another surgical corrective procedure similar to LASIK.
It is vital before deciding to have this procedure done, that you make a pre-operative exam appointment with one of our Optometrists to determine if you are a good candidate for this surgery. The doctor will also discuss with you the benefits and drawbacks of such a procedure for you personally and your lifestyle.
At CEA, we provide the before and after care for our patient who have had LASIK or PRK surgery. Give us a call today to see if LASIK is for you.