How Does LASIK Work to Correct Vision?

Laser vision correction is a fast and painless procedure that can help you get rid of your glasses or contacts forever. Laser eye surgery can be used today to correct a number of common vision problems and provide perfect eyesight in a matter of minutes.

Common Sight Problems

  • When light enters your eye, it is focused through the cornea onto the retina at the back of your eye, much like a camera focuses light onto film. In an ideal case, the images you see are focused exactly on the retina, sending a clear picture to your brain. Many people, however, do not have ideal eyes—they suffer from nearsightedness or farsightedness, which result from imperfect proportions in the eye and cause images to be focused either in front of or behind the retina. In cases of astigmatism, the cornea is improperly shaped, sometimes causing light to never focus within the eye at all.

LASIK Vision Correction

  • Laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis, also known as LASIK eye surgery, is a fast, easy outpatient procedure that uses an excimer laser to reshape the cornea of your eye. This causes light to focus properly on your retina, resulting in crisp, clear images without the need for glasses or contacts. Laser eye surgery takes only minutes per eye, and there is no discomfort associated with the procedure. During eye surgery, your eyes will be numbed and a pulsed laser beam is used to reshape your cornea using detailed computer mapping software. After the procedure, your eye begins to heal immediately and you should notice a marked degree of vision improvement soon after your surgery.

At Boston Laser, we specialize in corrective laser eye surgery so you can leave your glasses at home forever. See the difference LASIK can make in your life by providing you with perfect, unhindered vision to get more enjoyment out of life. To find out more, visit us online or call (617) 566-0062.