Laser in situ keratomilieusis, or LASIK surgery, is an outpatient surgical procedure used to treat myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness) and astigmatsim. With LASIK eye surgery in Tacoma and Gig Harbor, the vision correction specialists at Pacific Northwest Eye Associates use a laser to reshape the cornea (the clear covering of the eye) to improve the way the eye focuses light rays onto the retina. LASIK may decrease your dependence on glasses and contacts or, in many cases, allow you to do without them entirely.
Traditionally, LASIK surgeons have used an instrument called a microkeratome for the creation of LASIK flaps. The microkeratome is a hand-held blade that moves across the eye, cutting the LASIK flap as it goes. LASIK surgery is extremely safe, but if complications do occur, the microkeratome is frequently the cause. However, the IntraLase Method used by Pacific Northwest Eye Associates, is a 100% blade-free approach to corneal flap creation – enabling our surgeons to create an individualized LASIK flap without a blade ever touching your eye.
Contact one of our Patient Service Representations at (253) 759-5555 to schedule an appointment with the vision correction specialists at Pacific Northwest Eye Associates.
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