Dr. Laurence I. Miller
Welcome to the latest, exciting new alternative to glasses and contacts. LASIK brings together the science of the Excimer Laser and the skill of the surgeon to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. LASIK is a brief outpatient procedure that could significantly lessen your dependence on corrective lenses.
What is LASIK?
The name “LASIK” is short for Laser In-situ
Photorefractive Keratectomy which utilizes the Excimer Laser, LASIK
reshapes the cornea with laser technology.
The shape of the cornea is what determines whether you are
nearsighted, farsighted, have astigmatism or have normal vision.
The Excimer Laser emits a “cool” laser light that can remove microscopic amounts of tissue with extreme precision. Physicians can program the laser to sculpt the cornea.
With the LASIK procedure, the doctor first lifts a thin layer of the cornea to create a “flap” that stays connected on one side.
Next, the Excimer Laser sculpts the cornea with a cool, ultraviolet light.
Finally, the doctor returns the “flap” to its original position for a quick, natural recovery.
Are you a candidate?
To determine whether LASIK is right for you, you should undergo an evaluation with your eye care professional. The evaluation can confirm that your degree of myopia, hyperopia or astigmatism is within the proper range, make sure that you are currently free of any eye diseases and discuss other details of both your case and the LASIK procedure. You should bring your glasses or contacts with you.
Commitment to Excellence
We are committed to helping you decide whether LASIK is right for you. Our ophthalmologist and technicians are available and anxious to answer your questions as you consider the procedure.
To begin learning more now, call us to see how you can find out if you are a candidate.