LASIK (Laser-Assisted-In-Situ Keratomileusis) is a corrective refractive procedure, which is most commonly known as laser vision correction surgery, or simply, laser eye surgery. The effect of laser surgery is permanent and is used to treat Farsightedness (hyperopia), Nearsightedness (myopia) and Astigmatism. Astigmatism is basically a refractive condition or error that causes blurred vision for people due to imperfections in their eye’s curvature.
All these can be minimized or corrected using glasses and contacts as well. However, with progression in technology and medical practices, LASIK has become a very popular choice for patients with these conditions as the risks and after-effects of LASIK procedures conducted these days are very minimal, if any.
Having said that, LASIK or laser eye surgery in not for everyone. You need to consult with an optometrist to find out if LASIK is good for you. At Eyedeology, we welcome all potential clients with hyperopia, myopia, or astigmatism, to visit our location in Mission Viejo and our specialist will provide you with all the information about which corrective procedure is optimal for your visual needs. Normally, one of our optometrists will perform a thorough evaluation of your eye, starting with your general health and checking if your eyes are healthy enough to undergo the surgery. Other technical details may be collected by performing various tests like Corneal Topography and Wavefront Analysis, to evaluate different things like condition and shape of the cornea, pupil size, tear film on the eye surface, lid structure, etc.