The Science Behind LASIK Eye Surgery: How It Corrects Your Vision

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Have you grown tired of wearing glasses or contact lenses? Do you want to restore your vision and live life with 20/20 eyesight? Whether you have mild myopia or a more severe impairment, LASIK eye surgery could be the solution you’ve been looking for.

Before considering the treatment, explore how it works to correct visual impairments and what to expect from surgery.

How LASIK Works

Laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) is a surgical procedure that changes the shape of your eye’s surface layer — the cornea. Using a tool called an excimer laser, your ophthalmologist changes the way light enters your eye, which ultimately adjusts your vision.

The exact changes made to the cornea will depend on your eye condition. Patients who are nearsighted, for example, will need their cornea to be steeper in order to restore acuity at greater distances.

Patients who have irregularly shaped corneas can also have their condition corrected; LASIK is an FDA-approved treatment for a wide range of conditions, including astigmatism, myopia, hyperopia (farsightedness), and keratoconus. With more than 500,000 procedures performed each year, it’s a highly effective and popular treatment.

Does LASIK Give You 20/20 Vision?

Most patients have total vision restored after LASIK, and they can perform their daily activities without needing to wear glasses or contact lenses. While your vision may be 20/20, you may still need glasses or contacts when performing certain activities, such as reading for extended periods or driving at night.

Depending on your condition, LASIK can perform a variety of corrective procedures. For example, patients with cataracts may undergo LASIK and have an intraocular lens (IOL) placed at the same time.

Schedule a LASIK Consultation in Villanova, PA

Our dedicated team of eye doctors and specialists aims to make every patient feel seen, understood, and cared for. At Abraham Eye Associates, you are our top priority. If you are interested in LASIK eye surgery, please schedule an appointment with us to discuss whether this is the right treatment for you. You can ask any questions by sending a message or by calling our office at (484) 209-0800.

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