With nearsighted people, the goal of LASIK is to flatten the too-steep cornea; with farsighted people, a steeper cornea is desired. LASIK can also correct astigmatism by smoothing an irregular cornea into a more normal shape.
If you are considering LASIK eye surgery, your first step is to undergo a comprehensive examination with one of our doctors who will evaluate whether LASIK is right for you. Our doctors will examine your eyes to determine their health, what kind of vision correction you need, and how much laser ablation (corneal tissue removal) is required. The doctor will also determine if there are any health or eye conditions that may complicate the LASIK procedure.
If you’re not a candidate for LASIK, you may qualify for another laser eye procedure such as PRK (similar to LASIK but without the flap). Your prescription and eye structure will be considered to help determine which procedure is best for you.