LASIK: What is it? What Should You Expect?

If you’ve ever wondered “What is LASIK surgery?” we have some answers for you to help break down the process. LASIK eye surgery treats people with nearsightedness, farsightedness or an astigmatism by using lasers to reshape the cornea and correct impaired vision. The surgery itself only takes a few minutes, making the life-changing experience quick and worthwhile.

Although the thought of getting LASIK eye surgery might make you nervous or fearful at first, nearly 400,000 Americans have LASIK surgery. With advanced technology like the Wavelight Technology, the LASIK procedure is quick, safe and precise, to enhance your vision. We at Georgia Center for Sight offer a LASIK consultation to ease your nerves and inform you on what to expect.

The procedure is precise and specific to offer the best results. The doctor will numb your eyes to keep the procedure calm and pain-free. Then, a flap will be created as a “door” by the doctor to reach the underlying tissue beneath the cornea. The reshaping process will then begin, by using rapid bursts of laser to reshape the cornea. Once the cornea’s shape has been changed, there is no need for stitches, as your eyes heal themselves!

If you are now wondering what to expect after the LASIK surgery, you can expect to rest while your eyes completely heal, and then you will be seeing better and more clearly! Most people after the surgery achieve 20/20 vision or better!