If you are farsighted, nearsighted or have an astigmatism, Lasek surgery may be able to give you clearer vision, with permanent results.
Lasek is a type of eye surgery that helps correct common vision problems using a laser to change the shape of the cornea. The cornea is the clear covering at the front of the eye that helps bend and focus light rays. If the cornea is not the right shape, light won’t focus properly. To correct this problem, tiny layers of the cornea are removed. Once the cornea is reshaped, your vision improves.
The Lasek procedure is performed at Ministry Medical Group in the Laser Vision Correction suite.
You may be given medication to help you relax.
Eyedrops are then used to numb your eye.
A small support is used to gently hold your eyelids open.
A cylinder filled with a alcohol solution is placed on the eye to soften the epithelium.
A thin layer of epithelium is gently moved aside using a small instrument.
You may feel pressure, but should not have pain.
You will then be asked to stare at a light.
You will hear a clicking sound when the laser is turned on.
The laser is very precise. It changes the shape of the cornea by removing tiny layers of tissue.
The epithelium is then put back in place.
A soft, “bandage” contact lens may then be placed on the eye. This helps to protect the cornea.
After surgery, you can usually go home within a matter of minutes.