LASIK is a surgery that fixes vision problems by reshaping the eye's surface with a laser. This laser vision correction involves making a small flap on the eye and then using a laser to improve vision. It's precise and can greatly improve how well you see, often making glasses or contacts unnecessary.

LASIK, while involving complex technology, follows a straightforward procedure. First, the eye is numbed with anesthetic drops. Then, a delicate, hinged flap in the cornea is created using either a microkeratome or a femtosecond laser. This flap is folded back to reveal the corneal bed, where an excimer laser then reshapes the corneal tissue according to each patient's unique needs. Finally, the flap is repositioned and naturally adheres back into place without the need for sutures.