LASIK is a surgery that is done to the front surface of the eye (cornea) to correct your vision.
The surgeon will create a small flap on the cornea using either a laser or a small blade. They then will reshape the cornea using an excimer laser. Once they have reshaped the desired amount they will put the flap back onto the eye and it will heal over. You will need to take eye drops to let your eyes heal after the surgery and will need follow up visits to make sure your eye health and vision remain stable.
LASIK can be done for patients that have myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness) and astigmatism. There are some restrictions on how much of each condition you can have to be a candidate for LASIK as it can not be done on all prescriptions but still can be done for the majority of prescriptions.
The best way to find out if you are a candidate for LASIK is to schedule a LASIK consultation exam with any of our doctors. They will do a comprehensive eye examination including a dilated fundus exam along with some measurements of the cornea. Once they have completed the exam they will be able to let you know if you would be a candidate for LASIK. Please call (860) 233-2020 to schedule a LASIK consultation.