Eye Vision Problems
LASIK is an outpatient surgical procedure used to treat myopia (nearsightednesss),
hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism. With LASIK, Dr. Montoya uses a laser to
reshape the cornea (the clear covering of the eye) to improve the way the eye focuses
light rays onto the retina.
After a flap is created in the cornea, the laser sculpts the exposed surface of cornea (top)
and the tissue flap is replaced (bottom)
LASIK may decrease your dependence on glasses and contact or, in some cases, allow you
to do without them entirely. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, seven
out of 10 LASIK patients achieve 20/20 vision, but 20/20 does not always mean perfect vision.