In general, laser eye surgery is used to correct poor vision and eliminate the need for glasses or contact lenses. In most cases, laser surgery is simple, relatively non-invasive and comes with quite a short recovery time.
In fact, in many cases you will notice an improvement in your vision immediately after the procedure.
However, there are three different types of laser eye surgery, each of which is suited to different people in different situations. You should always speak with your local specialist to determine the best choice for your needs.
But, we’ve outlined them below to give you an idea of what each procedure involves and why it is done.
F-LASIK Laser Eye Surgery
LASIK (laser assisted in-situ keratomileusis) is one of the most common types of laser eye surgery in the world. It has been performed for almost 30 years, and is generally used to correct short-sightedness, long-sightedness, and astigmatism.
In general, LASIK surgery involves using a special laser to create a small flap on the cornea of your eye. This exposes the tissue underneath, which can then be treated with a different type of laser. Basically, the treatment will reshape your cornea, correcting your vision and allowing you to perform simple everyday activities within hours following the procedure.