How Does LASIK Work?

June 22, 2016 | LASIK

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The advanced laser vision correction option known as LASIK has become an extremely popular and common way to reduce dependency on contact lenses and prescription glasses. The advances made in LASIK technology and techniques continue to increase the precision and accuracy of this revolutionary procedure, allowing our patients at Gordon Schanzlin New Vision Institute to feel confident and comfortable in the care of our experienced ophthalmologists.

LASIK works by using a high-powered laser to gently reshape the eye’s cornea and improve the way light is refracted onto the retina. By making these alterations, patients who have had common refractive errors such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism for many years are typically able to see much more clearly at a range of distances.

One of the most significant developments in LASIK technology is an all-laser LASIK procedure that can create a corneal flap and reshape the cornea without the need for a surgical blade. Plus, the technique typically encourages a faster recovery. We are also one of the first practices to incorporate the innovative Contoura™ Vision – Topography-Guided Laser Vision Correction technique, which allows our eye surgeons to help many of our patients suffering from certain levels of nearsightedness and astigmatism see better without glasses than they could with prescription eyewear. Finally, our WaveLight® Refractive Suite has the ability to track even the smallest movements of your eye during LASIK surgery, which can allow for exceptional precision, improved comfort, and the creation of a corneal flap in just six seconds. With these new technologies, LASIK surgery has become an even more effective and convenient way to reduce or eliminate the need for prescription eyewear.