LASIK (Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis) is a surgical procedure for people who have poor vision due to nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia) or astigmatism. Performed as an out-patient procedure, LASIK can lead to remarkable vision correction results, greatly reducing or completely eliminating a patient’s dependence on glasses and contact lenses by reshaping the cornea.
One of the latest advances in refractive surgery, called Wavefront-guided LASIK, customizes the procedure to treat a patient’s individual prescription. This customized procedure can result in patients seeing clearer and sharper than previous technology. LASIK surgery is performed under topical anesthesia in less than 20 minutes.
To determine whether a patient is a candidate for refractive surgery, our board-certified and fellowship-trained refractive specialist, Robert Sambursky, M.D., conducts an in-depth exam to determine the degree of refractive error, cornea shape, pupil size and the general health of the eyes. If a patient is a candidate for LASIK, the doctor will conduct surgical planning and select either Wavefront-guided or conventional LASIK, depending on which technique better suits the patient’s refractive needs.
Because the outermost layer of the cornea is preserved and protects the eye during the healing process, postoperative discomfort is minimal; however, LASIK patients are provided with detailed aftercare instructions for a smooth and safe recovery.
With a variety of financing options available, Coastal Eye Institute strives to make LASIK affordable so that more patients can experience the freedom of laser vision correction. Our surgery scheduling team will work to schedule the procedure and help coordinate financing, if necessary.
To find out if you are a candidate for LASIK, schedule your evaluation today.