What Is LASIK?

Thanks to laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK), millions of people are able to see clearly without relying on glasses or contacts. LASIK is a safe and effective vision correction procedure, and is one of the most commonly performed elective surgeries in the world.

During the procedure, a surgeon uses precise lasers to reshape your cornea, enabling your retina to focus properly. LASIK can be used to correct myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), or astigmatism, and is a pain-free procedure that can be completed in both eyes in approximately 15 minutes. The results are immediate and minimal recovery time is required.

At Swagel Wootton Eye Institute, we’re committed to providing our patients with the best care possible. That’s why we use Wavelight Contoura, a state-of-the-art suite of FDA-approved LASIK technologies. With these tools in hand, our experienced surgeons are able to perform highly precise, customized LASIK procedures.

How Do I Know If LASIK Eye Surgery Is Right for Me?

If you’re tired of dealing with contacts that cause dry eyes, glasses that get in the way of vigorous activity, or transitioning from regular glasses to prescription sunglasses on bright days, then LASIK surgery might be right for you. With LASIK, you’ll wake up each morning with clear, crisp vision — no contacts or glasses required.

Schedule a free consultation with a Swagel Wootton Eye Institute specialist to receive a comprehensive eye exam and determine if LASIK is a good fit for your lifestyle and vision goals. To get started, simply request an appointment or take our quick self-test.

What Are My Options Beyond LASIK?

LASIK isn’t the right choice for every patient. That’s why we offer several safe and effective alternative procedures that are designed to improve patients’ vision and free them from the burden of contacts and glasses.

For example, a clear lens exchange (CLE) is a common procedure during which the eye’s natural lens is replaced by an artificial lens, eliminating farsightedness and strengthening thin corneas. An ICL — an implantable lens that works with the natural lens — can also be inserted to improve certain patients’ vision. Some patients may even elect to have photorefractive keratectomy (PRK), LASIK’s predecessor.

Our team of experienced ophthalmologists will work with you to identify which procedure is right for your vision goals, helping you make a decision you can feel good about. Set up your free consultation today!

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