LASIK Eye Surgery
If the first thing you do in the morning and the last thing you do at night involves glasses or contact lenses, LASIK (Laser In-Situ Keratomileusis) may be your answer. Several million people around the world have had LASIK eye surgery. If you are nearsighted, farsighted, or have astigmatism, LASIK could bring your world into focus.
Laser Vision Correction is becoming the most common elective surgical procedure in the United States. The surgery has minimum discomfort and eliminates or reduces the need for eye glasses or contact lenses. Patients are usually able see more clearly within 24 hours. The goal of LASIK is to reduce your dependence on corrective lenses.
Vision Correction Via LASIK Means:
- No more hassles with broken eyeglass frames
- No more losing your contacts down the drain
- No more showers without seeing the soap
To provide the LASIK outcomes you’re expecting, Eye Physicians of Austin uses advanced technology and extensive experience.
Don’t take our word for it: “Measuring your eye with wavefront (mapping) technology before performing LASIK can help your ophthalmologist enhance the outcome of surgery, resulting in fewer visual side effects and improved quality of vision using the custom procedure, rather than a conventional approach.” - The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)
At Eye Physicians of Austin, the wavefront mapping is just one of many precise measurements taken before surgery.
An even newer technological advance can make your LASIK surgery entirely blade-free. An Intralase laser makes an extremely precise, thin, hinged flap in the top layer of the cornea. The flap folds back so the excimer laser can reshape the cornea to improve focusing ability. The corneal flap is replaced to its original position. It seals itself within minutes.
For more information, see our About LASIK section, including pages on what to expect before, during and after LASIK, associated costs, information about our LASIK surgeons, and the top 10 questions you might ask.