LASIK

What Is LASIK?

LASIK is an FDA-approved surgical procedure intended to reduce dependency on eyeglasses or contact lenses, by reshaping the cornea so that light rays focus more precisely on the retina. With little to no downtime and discomfort, LASIK has become the procedure of choice for millions of people each year, making it the most commonly performed elective vision correction procedure!

With the precision of the Excimer Laser technology, Eye Specialty Group has helped thousands of patients, right here in Memphis, correct a wide range of prescriptions with LASIK:

Nearsightedness
: You can typically see objects near you; distance vision is blurry.

Farsightedness: You can typically see objects farther away; near vision is blurry.

Astigmatism
: Your cornea has an oval shape (like a football) causing distortion and blurred vision for both near and distance vision.

The LASIK Procedure: Step by Step

Once arriving at our office, your eyes will be numbed with anesthetic eye drops, and an eyelid holder will be positioned to keep your eyelids open. You will remain awake and comfortable throughout the procedure. There is typically little or no post-operative discomfort and recovery is fast!

Step One: Using WaveScan technology, we take a “fingerprint” of your eye and your optical path that is called a WavePrint map. The surgeon evaluates this detailed information.
Step Two: A laser is used to gently create a corneal flap with the safety and precision of a computer controlled laser beam. The surgeon then folds this flap back to prepare the eye for the treatment laser.
Step Three: The surgeon uses an excimer laser to apply a cool beam of light, which gently reshapes the cornea allowing images to be more sharply focused on the retina.
Step Four: Finally, the protective flap that was created in Step Two is gently placed back in its original position and begins to heal immediately.

Step One: Using WaveScan technology, we take a “fingerprint” of your eye and your optical path that is called a WavePrint map. The surgeon evaluates this detailed information.

Step Two: A laser is used to gently create a corneal flap with the safety and precision of a computer controlled laser beam. The surgeon then folds this flap back to prepare the eye for the treatment laser.

Step Three: The surgeon uses an excimer laser to apply a cool beam of light, which gently reshapes the cornea allowing images to be more sharply focused on the retina.

Step Four: Finally, the protective flap that was created in Step Two is gently placed back in its original position and begins to heal immediately.

Call (901) 443-3600 or click here to schedule your FREE LASIK consultation today. You have nothing to lose, except of course, your contacts and glasses!