How Does iLASIK Work?

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how-lasik-works.jpgUsing Lasers to Reshape the Cornea

"LASIK" is an abbreviation for "laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis". LASIK is used to correct refractive errors of the eye using laser technology. Refractive errors are caused by an irregular shape of the cornea or eye:

  • Eye is too long or the cornea is too steep: myopia (nearsightedness)
  • Eye is too short or the cornea is too flat: hyperopia (farsightedness)
  • Cornea is shaped like a football, rather than a basketball: astigmatism

The cornea is the part of your eye that refracts or bends light through the lens so it can land on the retina (the back of the eye) where most of the eye’s focusing ability is contained. If the cornea bends the light in front of or behind the retina, blurry vision is the result and glasses or contacts will be necessary to achieve clear vision.

iLASIK Reshapes the Cornea

iLASIK corrects the refractive error by permanently reshaping the cornea with a laser so light can properly focus on the retina. Successful iLASIK in South Texas makes vision clear and can reduce or even eliminate your need for glasses and contact lenses.

The doctors at South Texas Eye Consultants use lasers during every step of the iLASIK procedure to provide patients with the most precise vision correction, the safest methodology and the very best vision results. Our blade-free iLASIK technology in Corpus Christi, TX is second-to-none.

To learn more about iLASIK and find out if your eyes are right for iLASIK, contact us today to schedule your free iLASIK Consultation.