If you’re tired of the hassle of glasses and contact lenses, it may be time to get LASIK Laser Vision Correction a chance to improve your quality of life. Laser vision correction is now in its second decade of helping patients reduce or eliminate their dependence on glasses and contact lenses. Schedule a free LASIK consultation at 843-842-2020 to learn how this surgery can help you see life as it should be seen.
LASIK is a form of outpatient corneal surgery in which a surgeon uses a specialized and precise flap-making instrument, called a femtosecond laser, to create thin flap of corneal tissue. This flap is raised and laid back while still attached to the cornea. The surgeon then uses a state-of-the-art excimer laser to remove a pre-determined amount of corneal tissue from the exposed bed of the cornea. The amount of tissue to be removed is calculated based on the pre-operative determination of the power of your eye; these measurements are usually in agreement with recent prescriptions for your glasses and/or contact lenses. The flap is replaced and within minutes natural forces hold the flap down on the cornea. Usually, within a few hours, the surface epithelium of the cornea begins to grow over the cut edge of the flap to seat it into position. LASIK can be used to correct nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia) and astigmatism.