What is LASIK?
The Safest, Most Popular Elective Surgery with a Patient Satisfactory Rating Greater Than 98%
We know how overwhelming it can be to research LASIK eye surgery in the San Francisco Bay Area. We also understand choosing a qualified LASIK surgeon you feel comfortable and confident with can be challenging. At LaserVue Eye Center, we make the patient experience and results our utmost priority. Our LASIK surgeons’ expertise and skill, paired with the latest FDA-approved technology in laser eye surgery allow us to customize a safe LASIK treatment tailored to your vision needs. We strive to give our patients the best possible vision safely, quickly and effectively.
What is LASIK Laser Eye Surgery and how does it work?
LASIK – the acronym for Laser Assisted In-Situ Keratomileusis, refers to a vision correction procedure in which a laser reshapes the the cornea. During LASIK eye surgery, a femtosecond laser creates a thin flap from the cornea’s surface. This newer laser takes the place of the microkeratome blade that is used in traditional LASIK. This flap is lifted, and an excimer laser then reshapes the underlying corneal tissue to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and/or astigmatism. The corneal flap is then set back into place without sutures. The cornea will now focus light more precisely on the retina and images will be seen more sharply. Most patients notice a dramatic improvement immediately after their LASIK procedure which only improve over the next several weeks.