Types of Laser Eye Surgery
Laser eye surgery is also called refractive lens surgery. It refers to procedures that can correct vision problems caused by myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), or astigmatism. We provide consultations for LASIK and PRK surgeries.
Both types of laser eye surgery reshape your cornea, the part of the eye that bends and focuses light. They are very similar procedures, but there are a few small differences.
During LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis) eye surgery, your surgeon makes a small flap in the corneal tissue and bends it back, creating a hinged flap. While this flap is bent back, the surgeon reshapes your cornea, then replaces the flap, which will heal on its own.