Laser Vision Correction (LASIK)

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 affected. 

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 -7.0). 

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 for LASIK.

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