Frequently Asked Questions About LASIK

Lasik has changed the lives of countless people. Still, we realize you may have some questions. To help you we have listed some of our more common questions and the answers below.

What is Lasik?

LASIK, or Laser Assisted in Situ Keratomileusis, involves reshaping the cornea of the eye. To correct nearsightedness the curvature is flattened; to correct farsightedness, the curvature is increased. Techniques that reduce Astigmatism reshape the cornea producing a more evenly curved surface.

Why is Pacific Eye Institute Laser Center my best choice for Lasik?

There are so many reasons to choose Pacific Eye Institute Laser Center we dedicated a whole section to them. See the top reasons here.

Am I a good candidate for Lasik?

The success of LASIK depends mainly on your eyes. You may be a good candidate for LASIK if...

  • You are nearsighted, farsighted, or have astigmatism. Your eyes are in good health and your vision is stable (usually occurs at about 18 to 21 years of age).
  • You are in good health.
  • Corrective lenses interfere with your occupation or the lifestyle you want to live.
  • You are contact lens intolerant. Your occupation does not allow you to wear contact lenses.
  • You are tired of the frustrations associated with always having to wear eyeglasses or contact lenses.

What Results Can I Expect?

LASIK has safely improved the vision of people the world over. This procedure is safer and more effective than ever! Studies show that over 95% of patients who have had vision correction surgery are able to pass a standard vision test (20/40) without the aid of corrective lenses.

What is Presbyopia and how will that affect my Lasik?

By the time you reach age 35 to 45 years of age the eye has increasing difficulty focusing. This loss in focusing ability, or presbyopia, results in blurred or distorted reading or near vision. Bifocals or reading glasses are used by people with presbyopia.

People who have presbyopia and who choose vision correction surgery will probably need glasses for reading. However a procedure called monovision may be used that corrects one eye for distance and leaves the other eye corrected for reading.

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