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LASIK VISION CORRECTION
The LASIK procedure (Laser Assisted Surgical In-situ Keratomileusis) is designed to reduce or eliminate the need for glasses in people who are nearsighted or farsighted, and who have astigmatism. In LASIK surgery, we use a laser to re-shape the cornea to re-focus the light onto the retina.
The very latest LASIK procedure is called I-LASIK. In I-LASIK no blades are used. The INTRALASE LASER creates the superficial flap and a different laser performs the vision correction.
NOTE: Most patients over age 45 with normal distance vision will need glasses to see up close. This is called presbyopia (SEE PRESBYOPIA). LASIK does not affect presbyopia. Therefore, most patients over age 45 who have LASIK surgery will need reading glasses unless they have monovision. If you are over age 45 and you take your glasses off to read, LASIK surgery may improve your distance vision, but it will also cause you to need glasses to read.