What is LASIK?
LASIK stands for “laser in situ keratomileusis.” Basically, a laser is used to reshape the eye’s cornea in a way that is minimally invasive. LASIK surgery can be used to correct myopia (“nearsightedness”), hyperopia (“farsightedness”), and astigmatism, leaving patients with clear vision and no more need of prescription eyewear. Surgeons have been performing LASIK procedures for over 25 years. The first procedure was completed in 1991.