Types of LASIK

Lasik eye surgery also known as Laser-Assisted-In-Situ Keratomileusis or refractive surgery or laser vision correction; is an extremely popular elective eye vision correction procedure in most parts of the world today. Over the years with the advancements in technological methods and techniques this procedure has become an important go to solution for people who would like to avoid the more traditional contact lenses or eyeglasses. This new found interest can also be linked to the procedures efficiency especially in the long term and the comfort it offers. While looking to correct Myopia, Hyperopia or Astigmatism most eye specialist recommend this procedure due to its efficiency and unmatched benefits that are rare in any other eye correction procedure.

How LASIK surgery works

LASIK surgery must always be performed by qualified ophthalmologists with the right credentials and qualifications to attend to eye problems by following this procedure.

  • The patient is prepared for the procedure.
  • Anesthetic eye drops are then applied to the eye.
  • The surgeon creates a protective flap to access the inner cornea which causes the patients vision to blur or dim for a moment before reverting to normal vision a few moments later where they can see the bright laser light used for the surgery.
  • Delicately computer controlled laser pulses are then focused on the inner cornea to gently and effectively correct any vision problem one might have. The surgeon also uses an eye tracking device to track the patient’s eye movements for better precision and efficiency.
  • After the reshaping of the delicate corneal tissue and thus the correction of the vision problem the surgeon replaces the flap carefully to its original position and places protective shield over the eye to avoid accidental interference and let the flap heal naturally for a few hours.
  • Immediately after the procedure the patients may experience slight discomfort and irritation in the eye for a few hours which tends to go away after a short rest or nap.

Other types of LASIK procedures

To ensure that all types of individual cases are given the best care possible experts have over the years come up with different types of LASIK surgeries that are designed to cater to different types of cases. The most common procedures include:

  • Custom LASIK: Is a popular vision correction procedure that is customized to one’s particular eyes for best results possible.
  • Bladeless LASIK: Is a unique LASIK procedure that does not employ blades but rather uses laser to create a perfect corneal flap.
  • Wavefront Technology: is a highly personalized procedure that maps unique attributes of a patient’s visual system and transfers them to the laser allowing the surgeon to correct a vision problem more accurately and efficiently. This technology can be adopted in other types of LASIK surgery such as bladeless LASIK with fantastic results.


This procedure is a really exciting and groundbreaking vision correction solution that guarantees long lasting and very practical results. To learn more about this procedure visit the OptiView Vision Center website at any time.