LASIK

LASIK
LASIK is a popular and highly effective way to achieve better vision. The eye care team at Mid-Peninsula Ophthalmology Medical Group, serving patients in Menlo Park, CA, can help patients leave glasses behind them.

LASIK Q & A

Mid-Peninsula Ophthalmology Medical Group

What is LASIK?

LASIK is a surgical procedure that can reduce reliance on glasses or contacts. For some people, it can completely eliminate the need for vision correction. LASIK is a laser surgery that allows for precise reshaping of the cornea for the correction of many common vision problems.

What Types of Vision Can LASIK Correct?

LASIK is used in nearsighted patients, farsighted patients, and in patients who have astigmatism. Even people with a serious degree of vision difficulties can benefit from LASIK surgery.

How Does LASIK Work?

In the LASIK surgery, the eye doctor will use a laser to carefully and precisely reshape the cornea by removing corneal tissue incrementally until the cornea is in the proper shape for clear vision.

Who is a Good Candidate For LASIK?

People who opt for LASIK surgery must be at least 18 years old. Eyes must be healthy overall. Anyone who chooses LASIK has to have the same eye prescription for at least one full year prior to the surgery. Some medical conditions may eliminate a person from LASIK eligibility, so it is best to review medical background with the eye doctor to determine whether this type of surgery is a good fit.

Does LASIK Correct to Perfect Vision?

LASIK can dramatically improve vision. Most people who have this surgery are able to read, drive, and watch television without eyeglasses or contact lenses. However, there is no guarantee of 20/20 vision. Most people are amazed at the degree of vision correction that they achieve, even if it's not technically perfect.

How Long Does LASIK Last?

LASIK vision correction is a long term correction. However, it is important for patients to be aware that the eyes may change over time, especially moving into the senior years. Most people can expect permanent vision improvement with LASIK.


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