What is LASIK?
LASIK is a refractive surgical procedure designed to reshape your cornea to allow for sharp vision without the need of glasses or contact lenses. Two types of lasers are used to create a corneal flap (femtosecond laser) and reshape the underlying corneal stroma (excimer laser). LASIK is about a 20 minute procedure performed on an outpatient basis. Patients can achieve excellent vision in as little as one day after surgery!
Am I a candidate for LASIK?
There are several qualifications required to safely have LASIK which your surgeon will meticulously evaluate at your consultation.
- At the Marr Eye Center, we perform LASIK on patients ages 21-50.
- A healthy eye exam without other eye diseases
- A stable glasses or contact lens prescription for at least a year
- An appropriate corneal shape and thickness
You may be unable to have LASIK if you are:
- Diagnosed with an eye disease (i.e. keratoconus, advanced glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy)
- Pregnant or nursing
- Have connective tissue disease (e.g. rheumatoid arthritis)
- diagnosed with severe dry eyes or recurrent corneal infections
How can I be evaluated for LASIK?
Call the Marr Eye Center today for your consultation!