What is Laser Vision Correction?
Laser Vision Correction uses a computer controlled laser to precisely reshape the cornea (the front surface of the eye) so that light will focus properly on the retina (the back of the eye). LASIK is an acronym which stands for Laser Assisted in-situ Keratomileusis. This is the procedure of choice for the vast majority of patients.
What is LASIK?
LASIK is the most technologically advanced way to reduce your dependency on glasses or contacts. LASIK is a two step process. First the surgeon creates a flap using a laser keratome and then uses an excimer laser to reshape the cornea or the surface of your eye. This alters the way light rays enter your eyes to achieve focus, in much of the same way that glasses or contacts alter the light rays entering your eyes today.
Can LASIK Correct My Vision?
LASIK can be used to correct nearsightedness and farsightedness, and can now be used to correct astigmatism.
What is the Normal Recovery Time?
Many patients can return to near-normal activities the day after the procedure. Your eye doctor will advise you of any activities you should avoid during the immediate postoperative period. LASIK patients usually return to work in 2 days.
Sonoma Eyeworks® participates with VSP and Original Medicare. To schedule a complimentary LASIK evaluation appointment, please call Sonoma Eyeworks® Optometry at (707) 578-4200.