LASIK surgery, or laser eye surgery, is a procedure that aims to improve vision. Nearsighted or farsighted individuals, as well as those with astigmatism, can undergo LASIK surgery as an alternative to wearing eyeglasses or contact lenses. Not everyone is an ideal candidate for LASIK surgery, however.
According to The Vision Council, over 195 million people in the United States have undergone some form of vision correction.
This article will look at what LASIK surgery is and why it is necessary. It will also look at recovery times and aftercare.
LASIK surgery is a procedure that corrects imperfections, or refractive errors, in the eyes’ ability to focus. It stands for laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis.
During the LASIK procedure, a surgeon will use a laser to reshape the cornea. The cornea is the clear, dome shaped window that focuses light onto the retina at the back of the eye to form an image.
If the light going through the tear film, lens, and cornea is not focused correctly on the retina, a person will experience blurry vision.
By reshaping the cornea, LASIK surgery changes how the eye focuses, thereby improving vision.