LASIK (Laser-Assisted in Situ Keratomileusis), is a surgical procedure that permanently reshapes the cornea using a special kind of laser to resolve refractive conditions of the eye, such as astigmatism, myopia (nearsightedness), and hyperopia (farsightedness). It generally eliminates the need for glasses or contacts for many years.
If you are interested in LASIK, it is important to determine whether or not you are a good candidate for the surgery. Schedule a comprehensive eye exam at Insight to see if LASIK is an option for you!
Over time, vision previously corrected by LASIK may begin to blur again, necessitating additional surgery or a return to wearing glasses or contacts. In rare cases, a condition called corneal ectasia can occur after many years and results in a thinning of the cornea. In these cases, rigid contact lenses may be required to provide the best vision possible.