Arizona Eye Center Procedures – LASIK
LASIK (laser in-situ keratomileusis) is a popular surgery used to correct vision in people who are nearsighted, farsighted, or who have astigmatism or presbyopia (the loss of your eyes’ ability to actively change focus on nearby objects). LASIK reshapes the cornea, the clear front part of the eye, so that light is properly focused onto the retina located in the back of the eye. It is designed to reduce a person’s dependency on glasses or contact lenses.
LASIK has many benefits, including an extremely high success rate. Most patients undergoing LASIK achieve their desired vision after the procedure. Dependency on eyeglasses or contact lenses is dramatically reduced, and sometimes eliminated altogether. Another important benefit of LASIK is that vision is corrected almost immediately after the procedure. It can even be repeated if vision changes occur as a person ages.
LASIK eye surgery is usually completed in about 30 minutes and pain from the procedure is usually minimal. There are no bandages or stitches to contend with after the surgery is complete. A comprehensive eye examination by an ophthalmologist is necessary when considering LASIK in order to take measurements of the cornea and test for pre-existing eye problems, such as dry eye syndrome, that can increase the risks associated with the procedure. As with any surgery, LASIK eye surgery carries risks, including injury to the eye and post-surgical complications. LASIK is technically complex and changes made to the cornea cannot be reversed so it is important to choose a doctor with experience in performing LASIK eye surgery.
At Arizona Eye Center, we have performed advanced and successful LASIK procedures and continue to help our patients achieve the vision they desire through ongoing education, innovation, and experience performing LASIK surgery. We will carefully evaluate your vision and will conduct a comprehensive examination in order to provide you with the most effective and affordable options for your vision correction needs.