What is LASIK?
Laser-assisted in-situ Keratomileusis (LASIK) is an FDA-approved vision correction
procedure that corrects refractive errors. These include nearsightedness, farsightedness, and
It is performed on nearly 1 million patients annually to help reduce dependency on visual aids and provide visual freedom. LASIK works because it permanently reshapes the cornea using an excimer and femtosecond laser.
Reshaping the cornea modifies the eye's focusing power to achieve unprecedented visual clarity. LASIK patients achieve better vision than they had with visual aids because their vision is corrected beyond their original prescription.Take LASIK Self-Test
What to expect
During the LASIK Procedure
You'll receive numbing eye drops before the LASIK procedure at North Georgia Eye Associates begins. These eye drops ensure you won't feel any pain during LASIK.
Once they have time to disperse over the surface of your eye, your LASIK surgeon will begin by creating an incision to make a flap in the surface of your cornea with the femtosecond laser. The flap is folded back before using an excimer laser to remove a precise and predetermined amount of tissue from the cornea.
The excimer laser is guided using computer technology to reshape the cornea and its curvature by removing microscopic amounts of tissue without damaging surrounding areas. The excimer laser is so precise that each pulse can remove 39 millionths of an inch of tissue.
The flap is repositioned after all necessary tissue is removed from the cornea. It stays in position without stitches or sutures and acts as a bandage during healing.
Who is a
Good Candidate for LASIK?
A lot makes LASIK seem like an attractive vision correction procedure, but is it right for you? You may be a good LASIK candidate if:
If you think you may be a good LASIK candidate, the only way to find out is by scheduling a LASIK consultation at North Georgia Eye Associates.Take LASIK Self-Test