LASIK Eye Surgery
What Is LASIK Eye Surgery?
LASIK, which stands for laser in-situ keratomileusis, is a popular surgery that can correct vision in people who are nearsighted or farsighted, or who have astigmatism.
It’s one of many vision correction surgeries that work by reshaping your cornea, the clear front part of your eye, so that light focuses on the retina in the back of your eye.
Why Is LASIK Done?
When light doesn’t focus on your retina the way it should, your vision is blurry. Doctors call this a refractive error. The basic types include:
Talk to your doctor about whether LASIK is right for you. You shouldn’t have the surgery if you:
LASIK Eye Surgery Benefits
The benefits of LASIK include: