LASIK Refractive Surgery in Colorado
Laser Vision Correction At Panorama Eyecare
What Can LASIK Correct?
LASIK vision correction is a refractive surgical procedure that can improve vision conditions such as nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism – even reducing or eliminating your need for glasses or contact lenses. You will have one of these refractive errors if your cornea (the outside of your eye) is not ideally shaped.
- Nearsightedness (myopia) means your eye may be longer than a normal eye and your cornea may be steeper. When light passes through your cornea and lens, it focuses in front of your retina (the back of your eye) so distant images appear blurry.
- Farsightedness (hyperopia) means your eye may be shorter than a normal eye and your cornea may be flatter. When light passes through your cornea and lens, it focuses behind your retina so near images appear blurry.
- Astigmatism is the steepening of the cornea or lens which causes images at all distances to appear blurry. You can have astigmatism along with nearsightedness and farsightedness.
What Are The Steps Of LASIK?
Prior to any LASIK procedure, our team takes precise measurements of the individual curvature of your cornea and microscopic nuances of your eye anatomy. We use Wavescan 3D mapping to create a blueprint of your eye. This is used to guide your treatment to produce the best vision results. Although your vision may be blurry at first, results are almost immediate. Most patients are generally able to see clearly in just a few hours.