Lasik Eye Surgery
The most popular and well-known laser refractive procedure to treat visual issues is LASIK eye surgery. LASIK, also known as laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis, is an option to spectacles or contact lenses.
A specialised cutting laser is used during LASIK surgery to exactly alter the shape of the cornea, the dome-shaped clear tissue at the front of your eye, to enhance vision.
In eyes with regular vision, the cornea precisely bends (refracts) light onto the retina at the back of the eye. However, near-sightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), or astigmatism cause the light to be bent wrongly, leading to blurred vision.
Although vision correction with glasses or contact lenses is possible, reshaping the eye will also produce the required refraction.