You hear your friends, family and coworkers talking about their LASIK procedure. How fast it was, how great their vision is, and how they wish they had not waited so long. For you, this is not enough. You are the type of person who needs a little more detail. You want to know “How does LASIK work?” You have come to the right place because Dr. Mozayeni at Providence Eye & Laser Specialist also believes that detail is important especially when it comes to your LASIK procedure.

LASIK Procedure Step One – Making the Flap

Once you have found a reputable LASIK surgeon that you feel comfortable with and they have deemed you an ideal candidate, then you are ready to forward with your LASIK procedure. The first step of laser eye surgery is making the flap. Back in the early days of LASIK procedures, this was done using a blade, but today the best practice is to use a laser. Dr. Mozayeni uses the FDA-approved WaveLight FS200 Laser. During the LASIK procedure, Dr. Mozayeni makes a microscopic hinged flap that gives him access to the inner “pages” of your cornea. Prior to this first step, you are given numbing drops in your eyes and your eye is gently held open by a special device. You may feel a little pressure during the first stage of your LASIK procedure, but that is about it.

LASIK Procedure Step Two – Reshaping Your Cornea

Time to fix your vision! The second step of the LASIK procedure is to reshape your cornea using a second laser. Your cornea is unique to you, just like your fingerprint. Everyone’s cornea rises and falls and has a certain thickness and steepness. During the complimentary consultation, Dr. Mozayeni takes approximately 25,000 images of your cornea in a matter of a couple of seconds using a Pentacam. This data helps him analyze your eye and determine the best way to reshape your cornea and give you the best vision possible. During the LASIK procedure, Dr. Mozayeni corrects the way light passes to your retina using the data from the Pentacam and the FDA-approved WaveLight EX500 Laser which bursts 500 times per second. Dr. Mozayeni carefully reshapes your cornea in a matter of seconds to make your vision clear again.

To complete the LASIK procedure on two eyes, Dr. Mozayeni repeats the process.

Your LASIK procedure should be simple, quick and pain free. At Providence Eye & Laser Specialists, Dr. Mozayeni collects as much data as possible in your complimentary consultation to make the actual LASIK procedure quick and painless.

Still wondering “How does LASIK work?” No problem. We are here to answer all of your LASIK procedure questions until you feel comfortable. Schedule your complimentary consultation with Dr. Mozayeni at Providence Eye so you can start to see more and live better.