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Why is LASIK so popular?  More than a million people each year make the decision to have laser vision correction.  Why? 

LASIK (which stands for "laser in-situ keratomileausis") has quickly become the procedure of choice for most patients because they recover quickly and have few side effects and complications than with other methods of vision correction.  In fact, most LASIK patients notice a significantEye improvement in their vision soon after surgery.

LASIK is a procedure that uses the "cool" light from an Excimer laser to reshape the inner tissue of the cornea.  During the procedure, a special device creates a hinged flap of thin corneal tissue, and the flap is gently folder out of the way.  The laser then reshapes the underlying tissue.  The surgeon replaces the corneal flap, which quickly goes back into place without the need for stitches. 

Learn more about the technology Dr. Sklar uses.


Thanks to new advances in laser technology, LASIK is now an option for those who are nearsighted, farsighted or who have astigmatism.

  • Nearsightedness:  If the cornea is too steep, light focuses in front of the retina (a thin membrane in back of the eye).  If you are nearsighted, you can see well up close, but need glasses or contacts to drive or see far.
  • Farsightedness:  If the cornea is too flat, light focuses behind the retina, causing farsightedness.  People who are farsighted usually see well at a distance, but need glasses to read.
  • Astigmatism:  Astigmatism is a condition where the cornea has an irregular surface or is shaped liked an oval, which results in multiple focus points within the eye.  Many people have astigmatism in addition to nearsightedness or farsightedness.

Is LASIK the only option?  There are many ways to correct vision, including glasses and contacts.  After examining your eyes, Dr. Sklar will explain the different options available to you.  The decision to have LASIK is ultimately your decision.

What to Expect from LASIK