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How LASIK Works



LASIK - Laser Vision Correction

Ruth Pointer"(LASIK was) nothing more than an exciting experience and I was very satisfied. It was immediate gratification and I am extremely pleased with his (Dr. Goodman's) professionalism and service."

Ruth Pointer
"The Pointer Sisters"

 

"Dr. Goodman and his team are excellent.  They made me feel very comfortable and worry free about having LASIK eye surgery.  Dr. Goodman goes above and beyond for his patients; he even opened his office on a Saturday after my surgery for a routine check-up to make sure I was healing normally.  I would recommend Goodman Eye Center for this procedure.  You will receive top of the line service from Dr. Goodman and all of his wonderful staff!"

~ Jamie Curran

 

LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis) is a laser vision correction procedure for people who want to reduce or eliminate their dependency on glasses or contacts. The most frequently performed of the laser vision correction procedure options, LASIK can surgically provide the same and sometimes better correction as is attained by corrective lenses such as glasses.

Well over 90% of LASIK patients achieve at least 20/40 vision with most attaining 20/20 or better. LASIK can be used to help individuals who are nearsighted, farsighted, or have astigmatism.

LASIK laser vision correction is a safe, reliable and relatively painless way to improve vision and reduce or eliminate the need to wear glasses or contact lenses. LASIK changes the way light is bent, or refracted, as it passes through the cornea so that it focuses properly on the retina and objects can be seen clearly.

The LASIK Laser Vision Correction Procedure

The doctors at Goodman Medical Eye Center use advanced technology to determine the amount of correction your eyes will need to perform the LASIK procedure.

During the procedure, a thin flap is created in the surface of the cornea. The flap is then lifted and an excimer laser beam gently reshapes the cornea's curvature (steeper for far-sighted patients, flatter for near-sighted patients) to improve vision. The flap is then closed and covered with a protective contact lens.

 


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The LASIK procedure takes only 15-30 minutes per eye, and patients are often ready to leave within an hour or two. The flap heals on its own within a few days with no need for stitches.

Antibiotic eye drops will be prescribed for a few days, along with any other post-operative instructions. While vision improvement is almost immediate, full recovery takes a few weeks.

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