There is a reason why so many people are opting for refractive laser eye surgery: it really can improve eyesight, and in many cases drastically. Refractive surgery provides a number of very important advantages. There is typically little or no post-operative discomfort. Recovery is fast and complications are extremely rare. Vision returns quickly, usually without the need for glasses or contacts.
The LASIK (Laser Assisted In-Situ Keratomileusis) procedure combines the cool beam of an excimer laser with the skill of a surgeon to correct common refractive errors such as myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and even astigmatism. LASIK gently but effectively reshapes the cornea, one of the primary focusing mechanisms of the eye.
Prior to LASIK surgery, numerous tests will be performed on your eyes to determine the amount of correction needed. A computer, controlled by your LASIK eye surgeon, is used to precisely calculate the exact amount of cornea that needs to be removed for each person's individual eyes.
Tallman Eye Associates strives for excellence in Ophthalmology and Laser Vision Correction. Because we offer procedures that cover so many aspects of eye care we thought you might be interested in hearing the experiences of our patients.