LASIK surgery is an extremely popular and commonly sought-after vision correction procedure. Millions of people with refractive errors such as nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism have been able to ditch their prescriptions thanks to LASIK surgery. It’s fast, painless and the benefits are substantial. But, what exactly is LASIK?
What is LASIK?
LASIK surgery is a surgical procedure that reshapes the cornea. People with refractive errors often have irregular or misshapen corneas. This means that light does not properly reflect onto the retina, causing blurry vision. By reshaping and smoothing out the surface of the cornea, LASIK surgery permanently corrects these errors.
LASIK surgery is a fairly simple procedure. You will be awake during your LASIK surgery, however you will be given a mild sedative to calm any nervousness. Your surgeon will begin by numbing your eyes. The surgery begins when the surgeon uses a femtosecond laser to create a “flap” in the cornea. This thin flap of corneal tissue is then peeled back. This leaves the inner layers of the cornea exposed, allowing your surgeon to reshape with an excimer laser. Once the proper adjustments have been made, your surgeon will reposition the corneal flap. The surgery is over! LASIK surgery has been truly life changing for many of our patients. If you would like to wake up with clear vision and be free from the hassle of glasses and contact lenses, LASIK may be for you. Call our office today to set up your LASIK consultation!
What is Vision Correction Surgery and Why Us?
You want to wake up in the crisp Kentucky morning and instantly open your eyes to a clear world.
You want to live an active lifestyle without having to worry about losing a contact lens or attaching unsightly strings to your glasses to keep from losing them.
You want to be able to read all of the road signs pointing you in the right direction.
You simply want to gain a new perspective on life.
If you relate to any of these scenarios, LASIK or a different vision correction surgery may be for you.
Vision correction surgery is actually a number of elective procedures that are an alternative to wearing glasses or contacts. Since no two pairs of eyes are alike, many different procedures have been developed over the years to treat nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, and presbyopia. We perform only those procedures that have shown the highest levels of success combined with the lowest risks.
All vision correction procedures are distinctly different but share some qualities as well. Some create their effect by changing the shape of the cornea (the front surface of the eye). Others involve the use of lens implants inside the eye. All are performed on an outpatient basis while you are awake. In fact, only eye drops are needed to numb your eye! The procedures are relatively fast and most patients return to work after just 1 to 3 days.
Our doctors have performed thousands of procedures to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. We have established our reputation as the Louisville area’s premier vision correction surgeons. We achieve excellent vision correction results for patients in the greater Louisville area. Most of our patients attain an uncorrected vision of 20/20 or 20/25. Nearly all end up 20/40 or better. That’s good enough to pass the driver’s test!
This is why more eye doctors and their families in the Louisville region have chosen us to perform their procedures. Who can better judge skill and results in eye surgery than other eye doctors? So when you choose your surgeon, Go Where the Doctors Go!® Bennett & Bloom Eye Centers.