The latest method for
correcting vision is LASIK, which stands for Laser-Assisted In Situ
Keratomileusis. It is a surgical procedure by laser for treating
nearsightedness (myopia), far-sightedness (hyperopia) and astigmatism.
A fine scalpel is used to cut a flap in the cornea which is then
folded back. The computer-guided laser is used to vaporize the
underlying stroma layer. The flap is then replaced. Since the excimer
laser does not generate heat, surrounding tissue is rarely
LASIK and PRK treat nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. LASIK, the laser vision correction procedure is performed at our Laser Vision Correction Center, using advanced “tracking” and wavefront technology. FDA studies show that 98% of patients improve to 20/20 vision or better, allowing the freedom to see the world without the aid of contact lenses or glasses.
Laser vision treatment
is not appropriate for everyone. You must be at least 21 years of age
and your eyes must be otherwise healthy. Your prescription for
existing glasses or contact lenses must have not changed for a year.
It is also necessary to be more than moderately nearsighted (-1.5 to
If you are anxious to
see the world without the need for eyeglasses or contact lenses,
Rosenblum Eye Centers can guide you in deciding if you are a candidate