LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis) is a surgical procedure that improves vision by adjusting how light reaches the eye’s retina. LASIK involves using a cool, precise, computer-controlled laser to gently reshape the cornea. The procedure lasts about 30 minutes and most patients are able to go back to work the next day.
Laser vision correction isn’t for everyone, but for many with nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism, it can reduce or eliminate the need for corrective glasses or contacts.
The outpatient procedure has two steps: creation of the corneal flap and the gentle reshaping of the cornea with a laser to correct vision.