Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis (LASIK) is a safe, reliable and painless way to improve vision by changing the way light is bent, or refracted, as it passes through the cornea so that it properly focuses on the retina and allows objects to be seen clearly.
Premier Eye Care & Surgery, Ltd., has an on-site operating room for LASIK surgeries. This not only makes the procedure convenient for our patients but also ensures that our equipment is maintained in a controlled environment for greater procedure safety.
During the LASIK procedure, the surgeon creates a thin flap on the surface of the cornea with a device called a femtosecond laser. This procedure is performed under local anesthesia so that pain is minimized. The corneal flap is then lifted and an excimer laser beam (the VISX STAR S4 laser) reshapes the cornea’s curvature to improve vision. Finally, the flap is replaced. The entire procedure takes about 15 to 30 minutes per eye.
The ideal LASIK candidate includes someone who is over 18 years old, has stable vision and has a healthy cornea that is thick enough for a flap. After undergoing the procedure, patients experience immediate vision improvement and can often return to work the very next day.