What is LASIK?
LASIK is an outpatient surgical procedure used to treat myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness) and astigmatism. With LASIK, your ophthalmologist (eye M.D.) uses a laser to reshape the cornea (the clear covering of the eye) to improve the way the eye focuses on light rays onto the retina.
LASIK may decrease your dependance on glasses and contacts or, in some cases, allow you to do without them entirely. Today’s LASIK procedure is the most popular form of refractive surgery for decreasing dependance on eyeglasses or contact lenses. To make the decision that’s right for you, discuss with your ophthalmologist whether you are a good candidate for LASIK.