LASIK is a commonly performed eye surgery that uses a laser to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and/or astigmatism. The advancements in technology have made LASIK surgery an extremely popular and highly successful alternative to wearing glasses or contacts. In fact, millions of people worldwide have enjoyed the benefits of refractive (vision correction) surgery. With LASIK, a thin flap in the cornea is created using either a microkeratome blade or a femtosecond laser. The surgeon folds back the flap, then removes an exact amount of corneal tissue underneath using an excimer laser. The flap is then placed back to its original position, covering the area where the laser was applied
If you are considering LASIK eye surgery, consider Precision Eye Care in Washington, Elizabeth City, Edenton & Kitty Hawk. Dr. Jitendra Swarup at Albermarle Eye Center / Precision Eye Care will examine your eyes to determine their health, what type of vision correction you need, and how much laser ablation (corneal tissue removal) is required. He will also ask about any health conditions that may disqualify you from LASIK surgery.
Wondering if LASIK is right for you? If you have nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism, there is a good chance LASIK (Laser-Assisted In-Situ Keratomileusis) can help you see without the need for glasses and contact lenses.
The only way to be completely sure if you are a LASIK candidate is to schedule an appointment with our office. At this free evaluation, we will do a series of diagnostic tests to determine your potential for success. You will be seen by Dr. Swarup who will examine you, review your test results with you, and discuss your options with you.