What is LASIK?
LASIK (laser-assisted-in-situ-keratomileusis) is a procedure that reshapes the cornea and can improve vision for those with Nearsightedness, Farsightedness, and Astigmatism. This procedure is intended to reduce a person's dependency on glasses or contact lenses.
Doctors in the US perform over 600,000 LASIK procedures a year and research finds the procedure to be safe and effective.
LASIK eye surgery experience
During LASIK eye surgery, a laser is used to create a thin protective flap on the surface of the cornea. This flap is then lifted, and laser treatment is performed under the flap to sculpt the corneal shape. The flap is then replaced back to its original position. With LASIK eye surgery, you can expect better vision almost immediately with little to no discomfort.
The entire procedure takes only a few minutes per eye, and patients are often ready to leave our laser center about an hour after arrival.
Are you a LASIK candidate?
Take our self-evaluation quiz to get a clearer idea of whether LASIK or PRK is right for you.
Our LASIK technology
At BoozmanHof we use the VISX® Star S4 IR Excimer Laser system for all Laser Vision Correction procedures. This system is FDA approved for Iris Registration and has FDA approval for a broad range of refractive error vision correction. The VISX® Star S4 IR Excimer Laser incorporates numerous advanced features, including an active eye-tracking system, variable beam technology, a faster chair with greater alignment flexibility, and a facial alignment laser projector. These features have established the VISX® Star S4 IR Excimer Laser as the “gold standard” in excimer laser technology, preferred by 2/3 of U.S. refractive eye surgeons.
We also feature Wavefront technology which allows our surgeons to perform customized vision correction using information gathered from the patient’s individual corneal and refractive patterns. This allows for a truly individualized procedure in good candidates.
Alternatives to LASIK
Click to learn about alternatives to LASIK, such as Implantable Collamer Lens and PRK.