Laser-Assisted in Situ Keratomileusis, or LASIK, is a procedure in which an ophthalmologist uses a laser to reshape the cornea to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. The cornea is the clear part in the front of the eye that focuses light to produce an image on the retina. It is common for the cornea to be to misshaped, causing blurred vision. LASIK corrects these imperfections of the cornea.
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What Results Can You Expect?
With today’s precise technology, combined with the expertise and experience of our surgeons, most patients achieve 20/20 or better vision! Although this is always the goal, visual results cannot be guaranteed with every patient.
Here are the results
One year after the CustomVue procedure, patients in a clinical study reported these great results without glasses and contact lenses:
- 100% could pass a driving test
- 98% could see 20/20 or better
- 70% could see better than 20/20
Patients who undergo conventional LASIK may still need glasses to correct presbyopia after surgery, because LASIK alone cannot treat presbyopia, as it reshapes the cornea, not the lens. With conventional LASIK, both eyes are corrected for distance vision, leaving some patients in need of glasses for reading and other activities that require close-up vision.