LASIK is an advanced laser vision correction procedure, which involves making a thin flap on the surface of the cornea with a Visumax Femtosecond laser, which is a precise flap-making instrument. In creating the flap, a hinge area is created at the twelve o’clock position, which allows the surgeon to lift the flap and to reshape the exposed cornea.
A state-of-the-art excimer laser is used to reshape the cornea, removing a precise amount of corneal tissue from the exposed corneal bed. The pre-operative examination determines the power of your eye, which enables us to calculate the amount of tissue to be removed. Recent prescriptions for your glasses or contact lenses are usually very close to these measurements.
During LASIK Surgery the flap is then laid back and within minutes natural forces hold it down on the cornea. The epithelium, or surface layer of the cornea, begins to grow over the cut edge within a few hours to seal the flap into position. Collagen bonds start to form within the cornea and around the edge of the flap within days, permanently sealing it.
Myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness) and astigmatism can be treated using LASIK Eye Surgery. At this time, however, presbyopia cannot be corrected by laser treatments.
Myopic Laser Treatment
Hyperopic Laser Treatment
Astigmatism Laser Treatment
When having LASIK, you have different treatment options to enhance your outcome. Your optometrist and surgeon at LASIK PROVISION will recommend the procedure of choice for your eyes.