Imagine life without contacts or glasses. You can see clearly with everything in focus. You no longer have to squint. Activities like hiking, biking, swimming, tennis and golf are much more convenient because you do not have to worry about losing a contact lens or your glasses sliding down your nose. For many, LASIK is helping people become less dependent on contacts and glasses.
When your vision is poor due to nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism, it means light is not refracted to the retina in the proper place. This is why you need glasses or contact lenses.
LASIK (Laser Isitu Keratomelius) is designed to reshape the cornea, correcting nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism and allowing your eye to once again focus on its own. Thus, drastically reducing the need for corrective eyewear and often eliminating it.
Board certified ophthalmologist Frank L. Emert, Jr., M.D. is the founder and medical director of Clearview Eye Center and has been in private practice since 1978. Dr. Emert performs all surgical procedures at Clearview Eye Surgery Center, located within Clearview Eye Center.
As you consider whether to have LASIK, you can rely on us to be there every step of the way, making the process comfortable— and above all, successful. We look forward to helping you see life’s possibilities!
How LASIK Works
A micro-keratome is used to cut a flap in the cornea. A hinge is left at one end of this flap. The flap is folded back revealing the stroma, the middle section of the cornea.
Pulses from a computer-controlled laser vaporize a portion of the stroma. Standard laser vision correction flattens the central half of the cornea.
The flap that was created is gently placed back in its original position. The cornea begins healing by itself and no stitches are necessary.