Q: How does the procedure work?

A: The LASIK procedure corrects common refractive errors such as nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism by reshaping the outer, clear window of the eye called the cornea.

The surgeon creates a thin protective layer of corneal tissue using an automated precision instrument. This layer is called the "flap" and is gently folded back. Then a to reveal the inner cornea. The computer controlled laser beam then specifically reshapes the cornea according to your prescription. The flap is repositioned and acts to cover and protect the area.