What is lasik?
Lasik – laser in-situ keratomileusis – is laser vision corrective surgery.

What is lasik used for?
Lasik is used to treat nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia) and astigmatism (imperfect curvature of the eye’s cornea or lens).

What are the benefits of lasik?
Lasik is used to correct vision so you can do without eyeglasses or contact lenses.

How long does the lasik surgery take?
The surgery is typically done in the office under local anesthesia and usually takes less than 10 minutes per eye.

How long does it take for lasik to work?
Better vision is noticed almost immediately but may take up two to three months.

What are possible side effects of lasik?
Mild side effects are reasonably common but most will clear after a few weeks.

  • Dry eyes.
  • Eye discomfort.
  • Light sensitivity.
  • Halos.
  • Blurry vision.

Rarely, there may be vision loss.

What is the cost of lasik surgery?
The cost for lasik surgery can range from $1,000 to $3,000 per eye according to the surgeon.

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Written by HEALTHdrum