What Is LASIK?

Laser vision correction or LASIK involves using a precise computer-controlled laser to gently reshape the cornea, which allows light rays to focus more directly on the retina. This can ultimately reduce the eye’s dependence on corrective lenses. Laser vision correction is a proven procedure option for certain kinds of vision correction, such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.

LASIK is a procedure performed by a qualified ophthalmologist in an outpatient setting. The procedure usually takes less than thirty minutes to perform, and most patients can return to work the next day. The eye heals itself and there are no stitches. Laser vision correction pre-operative exams are performed prior to the procedure. Three or more post-operative exams are spread out over the weeks and months following the procedure to manage the healing process.

LASIK is an excellent procedure for many vision conditions, but it’s not right for everyone. As part of the education and exam process, we will perform a thorough eye and medical history, a complete eye examination, and specialized testing at St. Cloud LASIK. We will also talk with you about your vision goals and concerns.