What is LASIK surgery?

LASIK is an acronym for laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis. The name refers to the use of a laser to reshape the cornea without invading the adjacent cell layers.

LASIK is the most common and well-known vision correction surgery. During LASIK, your surgeon uses an excimer laser to reshape the cornea to improve the way the eye focuses light rays onto the retina. The surgeon creates a thin flap in your cornea and applies the laser treatment beneath.

Advanced technology to individualize your vision correction, CustomVue Wavefront technology is groundbreaking because it has the potential to improve not only how much you can see, but also how well you can see. With custom LASIK, your eye’s ability to focus light is measured and a 3-D map is created that demonstrates irregularities. Information contained in the map guides the laser in customizing the treatment to reshape your eye’s corneal surface so that these irregularities can be corrected. Traditional LASIK procedures cannot treat these irregularities.