During a routine eye exam we offer advice about Lasik Surgery. Whether you are a good candidate or not for the surgery. If you are a good candidate for the surgery we refer you to a local specialist.
What is Lasik Surgery?
LASIK is a surgical procedure intended to reduce a person's dependency on glasses or contact lenses. LASIK stands for Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis and is a procedure that permanently changes the shape of the cornea, the clear covering of the front of the eye, using an excimer laser. A mechanical microkeratome (a blade device) or a laser keratome (a laser device) is used to cut a flap in the cornea. A hinge is left at one end of this flap. The flap is folded back revealing the stroma, the middlesection of the cornea. Pulses from a computer-controlled laser vaporize a portion of the stroma and the flap is replaced. To read more please visit http://www.fda.gov/cdrh/lasik/