LASIK, or Laser Assisted In-Situ Keratomileusis, uses sophisticated laser technology to reshape the eye’s cornea. The difference between PRK and LASIK Surgery is that PRK treats the exterior of the eye, reshaping the outside surface while LASIK Eye Surgery reshapes the cornea after a thin flap has been created on the surface of the eye.
As a result, with LASIK there is less area to heal, less risk of scarring, less risk of corneal haze, less post-operative pain, fewer post-operative medications, and vision is often improved more rapidly. Gordon Schanzlin New Vision Institute was one of the initial centers in the United States to offer LASIK Eye Surgery.
With the LASIK Surgery procedure, a thin flap is created in the cornea’s upper layer. The laser will then precisely reshape the underlying corneal tissue to improve the way light is focused through the eye. The corneal flap will then be placed back in its original position. The entire procedure is typically complete within minutes and, for many patients, can be performed with the All Laser LASIK technique, which does not require the use of a surgical blade. Since LASIK is designed to help patients improve common vision conditions such as nearsightedness and farsightedness, the procedure can ultimately enhance the eyes’ focus and reduce – or even eliminate – reliance on glasses or contact lenses.
We also provide Orthokeratology (vision improvement and refinement) services for post surgical correction (Lasik and RK) as well as corneal rehabilitative care (Keratoconus).