What is LASIK?
LASIK (Laser Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis) is a vision correction surgery that is performed to treat myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness) and astigmatism. The LASIK procedure reshapes the cornea to enable light entering the eye to properly focus onto the retina for clearer vision. LASIK is typically a painless procedure that is preformed within a 15 minute time-frame for both eyes. LASIK recovery time typically takes 24 hours and results can be seen throughout this recovery period.
LASIK and PRK Surgery Are Similar
Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK) and Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis (LASIK) are laser eye procedures used to improve:
Both LASIK and PRK surgery are completed on an outpatient basis. With both LASIK and PRK surgery, vision can be improved by gently reshaping the cornea using a highly precise computer-controlled laser.
PRK vs. LASIK: How They Differ
There are three main differences between LASIK and PRK surgery:
During a LASIK procedure, an incision is made