Lasik eyes Surgery: When I'm 25-30 and I have the money, can I just …

A. LASIK stands for LASER assisited In-Situ Keratomileusis, so there is a Laser being used on your eye during the procedure. The doctors will make a “flap” of your cornea using a microkeratome and then apply the Laser to your cornea shaping it and correcting your vision. They carefully replace the flap and you’re done. It is important after LASIK that you do not rub your eyes for a couple of weeks to let the flaps heal back to normal. Your doctor will provide shields for you to wear at night so you don’t rub your eyes while you’re sleeping.

The only really negatives that occur regularly are:
A) Dry eyes, if you have dry eyes prior to the procedure they will be more dry after the procedure.
B) Your correction isn’t totally corrected – you may need an enhancement to get your vision perfect.
C) If you have Presbyopia (the need for reading glasses) and you have both eyes corrected for distance, you will still need reading glasses, you can talk to your doctor about possible Monovision or Mini-Monovision if you’re just about 40 or over 40.

Laser Eye Surgery is for people with complications in their retinas, or Glaucoma. A Laser is applied either cauterizing blood vessels in a wide range of spots and sizes for retina. It can be used to open angles in narrow angle Glaucoma. It can also be applied to patients that have cloudiness after cataract surgery to remove cloudiness.