An eye doctor performs LASIK on a patient at Relf EyeCare.Did you know Relf EyeCare offers a Free LASIK consultation?

Come in and let’s see if you’re a good candidate for LASIK surgery. Up until about 25 years ago, glasses and contact lenses have traditionally been the only options available to correct blurry vision due to refractive error (nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism). The evolution of surgical procedures to correct refractive error has opened new doors for those who desire freedom from glasses and contact lenses. There are several options available to patients today. LASIK, PRK, and lens implant surgery are some of the procedures you may encounter when researching your options. The choices can be confusing. The refractive surgery team at Relf EyeCare Specialists can help you find the procedure that is best suited to you and your unique eyes.

What is LASIK?

LASIK is the fastest growing and most popular form of laser refractive surgery, addressing nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. Its benefits include minimal discomfort and fast visual recovery.

An eye doctor from Relf EyeCare in Duluth, MN performs LASIK on a patient.

LASIK surgery involves two steps.

  • First, a thin flap is created on the corneal surface. A laser, IntraLase™, is used to create the corneal flap. The use of laser energy to create the corneal flap allows for greater precision in a highly predictable manner. The laser is considered the safest way to create the corneal flap. This flap is lifted to expose the underlying tissue.
  • Second, an excimer laser is used to precisely remove ultra-thin layers from the exposed corneal surface, reshaping the cornea to alter its focusing power. Relf EyeCare surgeons use custom wavefront-guided laser surgery. This technology measures your eye’s unique shape and translates it into a refined excimer laser treatment. This technology also allows us to track any eye movements during surgery, to make the most accurate treatment possible. The flap is then returned to its original position and allowed to heal in place.

Learn more LASIK FAQs including the cost of LASIK eye surgery, success rate, side effects, and most importantly, if you are a suitable LASIK candidate. Looking for LASIK in the Duluth and Hermantown area? Contact Us for an eye exam.

Interested in other refractive surgery options? Visit our refractive eye surgery page to learn about PRK, Intraocular Lens Exchange, Cataract Surgery, and more.

An eye doctor from Relf EyeCare in Duluth, MN performs LASIK on a patient.

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