LASIK eye surgery has provided millions of Americans with clearer, sharper vision, and with the chance to live free from the hassle of glasses and contact lenses. Please familiarize yourself with the LASIK basics listed below.
What it is: A laser vision correction surgery. LASIK is a type of "refractive surgery," which means it changes the shape of the cornea in order to improve vision.
What it does: LASIK employs a laser to re-shape the cornea. The goal of the re-shaping is to change the way light rays are bent (refracted) when they are focused on your retina. The improved precision of light refraction makes your vision clearer.
What happens during the procedure: Although there are variations, the most common method involves Dr. Walton creating a hinged, thin corneal flap. The flap allows access to the cornea below. Once it is re-shaped, the hinged flap is...