What does LASIK actually stand for?

By editor
July 3, 2018

Most of us have heard of the popular vision correcting procedure called LASIK, but what does it actually stand for? The acronym LASIK stands for Laser in situ keratomileusis , the term keratomileusis is a Greek word for "cornea" and "to carve".

There are many different reasons why we need corrective lenses such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism and presbyopia. Fortunately, the LASIK procedure has advanced over the years and can correct all types refractive errors. By using a combination of a femtosecond laser and a topography-guided excimer laser, a customized treatment can be created for a wide range of prescriptions. This safe and effective procedure delivers significant improvement in uncorrected vision by smoothing out and re-shaping the cornea.

Click HERE watch a short video clip to learn more about how LASIK works, and see how this life changing procedure is done!

 

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