What is LASIK?
LASIK, or laser assisted in situ keratomileusis, is an outpatient surgical procedure used to treat myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism. At L.O. Eye Care, two lasers are used to reshape the cornea (the clear covering of the eye) to improve the way the eye focuses light rays onto the retina.
Today's LASIK technology at L.O. Eye Care
In the past, the first step in LASIK consisted of creating a flap in the cornea using a metal blade (microkeratome). Second, the flap was gently folded back and a laser was used to reshape the corneal tissue.
At L.O. Eye Care, we have upgraded our technology to use a second laser (IntraLase™), rather than a hand-held blade, to complete the first step in the process, making LASIK safer for our patients (and our staff).
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