To understand how Lasik works, you first must understand how the eye works. Light is passed through the cornea, through the lens, and then reflects onto the retina. If you have a refractive error, the cornea is misshaped, causing light to refract incorrectly onto the retina.
LASIK is a comparatively simple procedure that has helped millions experience new and improved vision, including Jacksoneye clients from Chicago, Gurnee, Lindenhurst, Lake Zurich, Vernon Hills and other places around North Chicago area. It has become one of the popular vision correction procedures available because of the short recovery time and effective vision results. The large majority of Lasik patients can expect to reach 20/20 vision or better after Lasik is done. To comprehend how these great vision results are achieved, here’s a step-by-step breakdown of how Lasik works.
The entire Lasik process takes just minutes per eye. Most patients can return to work the next day. Lasik offers many improvements over other refractive surgery procedures. These include little or no post-operative discomfort, immediate vision improvement, and the ability to drive or return to work quickly—sometimes as soon as the next day. Most patients require no corrective eyewear after surgery (although patients over 40 often need reading glasses).