The traditional LASIK vision correction procedure is quick and effective, and is a proven treatment. It begins with the creation of a hinged corneal flap; for the patient’s comfort, the eyes will first be anesthetized with topical eye drops. The flap can be created with either a surgical blade known as a microkeratome or with an IntraLase® laser, which affords greater precision and involves less chance for complications. The cornea is then reshaped using an excimer laser so that light can be properly focused onto the retina. Once the corneal tissue has been reshaped, the corneal flap will be closed and left to heal on its own. Most patients are extremely pleased with their LASIK results. LASIK eye surgery benefits include improved visual activity, freedom from corrective eyewear, and possibly new career opportunities.
Patients who achieve a successful LASIK outcome can eliminate their need for glasses or contact lenses, and enjoy the freedom of clear vision at all times. Patients can play sports, swim, spend a day at the beach, and participate in various activities without the restrictions that glasses and contacts bring. LASIK eye surgery is a safe and effective treatment that has continued to gain popularity among patients.
Are you a good candidate for Lasik? Contact Dr. Christiansen today for more information.