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-Kirkland 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-Kikrland Eye Center today for your consultation!