Laser assisted in situ keratomileusis, or LASIK eye surgery, is an outpatient surgical procedure used to treat nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. An ophthalmologist uses a microsurgical instrument and a laser to reshape the cornea to improve the way the eye focuses light rays onto the retina.
LASIK may decrease your dependence on glasses and contacts or, in some cases, allow you to do without them entirely. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, seven out of 10 LASIK patients achieve 20/20 vision, but 20/20 does not always mean perfect vision. If you have LASIK done to correct your distance vision, you may need reading glasses by around the age of 45.
To be a candidate for LASIK, you must be over 18 years of age, not pregnant or nursing, and be free of any eye disease. Also, you should not have had a change in your eye prescription in the last year and should have a refractive error within the range of correction for LASIK.
Sign up for free LASIK consultation with Dr. Luo. The first way is to call our office and ask for the LASIK coordinator, he/she will have the up to date information to sign you up for a free LASIK consultation. Our number is (570) 628-4444.