LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis) is a popular form of laser vision correction surgery that can correct blurry vision by reshaping the cornea (the clear front surface of your eye). Many vision imperfections, including nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism, occur because the shape of the cornea does not allow light to properly focus on the back of the eye. LASIK utilizes laser technology to precisely reshape the cornea to allow light to enter the eye at the proper angle for improved vision.
The goal of LASIK in Buffalo is to reduce or eliminate the need for glasses or contact lenses.
What happens during a LASIK procedure in Buffalo?
During the LASIK procedure, a flap of corneal tissue is created with a femtosecond laser. This flap is then folded over so that an excimer laser can reshape the corneal tissue underneath. Once the reshaping is complete, the corneal flap is replaced. The cornea will naturally hold the flap in place, so no stitches are required.
What are the benefits of LASIK in Buffalo?
- Reduce or eliminate dependence on glasses and contact lenses
- Highly successful for most patients
- Quick, outpatient procedure with minimal recovery time
- May result in long-term cost savings by eliminating the need for replacing contact lenses and glasses
Can anyone have LASIK?
Although LASIK has helped millions of people improve their vision and reduce their need for glasses or contacts, not everyone is a good candidate for the procedure. You must be at least 18 years old, have healthy eyes and a stable prescription that is within the range that LASIK can correct. It’s also important to consider the risks and rewards and make sure you have realistic expectations. Take our free LASIK Self-Evaluation as a first step in the process.
During a LASIK consultation at Atwal Eye Care, our team will take the time to educate you on your options and create a personalized treatment plan to ensure that your custom LASIK procedure fits your vision needs and meets your personal expectations.
Learn more about LASIK surgery by requesting your LASIK consultation in Buffalo.