Get the clarity you deserve with LASIK surgery. Enjoy the life-changing renewal of laser vision correction and the freedom of an active lifestyle without glasses or contacts.
Moore Eye Institute’s Dr. Anita Nevyas-Wallace is an expert cataract surgeon who helps patients get clearer vision to lead more active lifestyles.
What is LASIK?
LASIK (Laser-Assisted in Situ Keratomileusis) is an outpatient refractive surgery procedure used to treat nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. LASIK allows people to perform everyday tasks without corrective lenses. A laser is used to reshape the cornea, improving the way the eye focuses light onto the retina. More than 90% of people who have LASIK achieve between 20/20 and 20/40 vision.
How the Surgery Works
- Map the imperfections – Using highly advanced technology, a detailed, 3D map of the cornea’s surface is created, allowing the doctor to create an individualized treatment plan.
- Create the Corneal Flap – For LASIK to work, the laser beams must reach the inner region of the cornea. Moore Eye Institute offers only the safest technology and utilizes the all-laser approach when creating the flap.
- Reshaping the cornea – Once the flap is folded back, a laser is used to correct corneal imperfections in seconds.
- Flap replacement – After the cornea has been reshaped, the flap immediately begins to re-bond with the surrounding tissue. Because of the natural bonding qualities of the corneal tissue, effective healing begins immediately without stitches.
After LASIK, the cornea usually heals within the first 24 to 48 hours, and patients will be provided antibiotic drops as well as written post-operative instructions. Although patients should not drive for 24 hours, most return to normal activities, including work and exercise, within 48 hours.