One of the most sensitive and complex sensory organs is the eye, which allows you to comprehend all the visual information surrounding you. Sight is the result of the eye refracting incoming light onto the back of the eye. There are millions of receptors sending information to the optic nerve, which transfers this information to the brain. This is where a single, three-dimensional image is formed.
Three types of Laser Vision Correction using different techniques make laser eye surgery an option for more patients than ever before and can be a viable alternative to classical visual aids like glasses and contact lenses. PRK/LASEK, LASIK and SMILE comprise the three types of Laser Vision Correction, first of which was developed in the 1980’s and continue to advance until today.
The road to getting laser eye surgery can sometimes be long and confusing. Thinking of the journey from an early interest in laser eye surgery all the way to post-operative care as a step-by-step process might help. Use this guide to learn more about what to expect before, during and after surgery and the questions to ask along the way.
When planning to get a laser eye surgery done, there are many questions that come to mind. This section answers the most frequently asked questions about Laser Vision Correction and explains the terminology. There is also a clinic finder, which can help you to find a clinic nearby.