Learn About LASIK


153 Million People Worldwide Live with Visual Impairment Due to Uncorrected Refractive Errors
-World Health Organization

The term "LASIK" is tossed around a lot, but it is often not fully understood. LASIK stands for Laser-Assisted in SItu Keratomileusis. It is a miraculous technology that is used to treat refractive errors of the cornea that result in myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness) and astigmatism.

Refractive errors occur when your cornea is irregularly shaped so light does not bend properly, resulting in blurred or distorted images being received by the retina.

No two refractive errors are exactly the same.

LASIK surgery is performed by a specially-trained ophthalmologist like Dr. Lawrence Spivack who uses laser therapy to reshape the cornea to an optimal contour so the retina can receive clear images—sometimes even producing 20/20 vision. Amazingly, the actual LASIK procedure—the actual reshaping of the cornea—only takes a few minutes per eye.

No two LASIK surgeries are exactly the same.

And not everyone’s eyes are right for LASIK. Dr. Spivack sometimes recommends PRK (Photorefractive Keratectomy) to produce results similar to LASIK but with a slightly different method.

More than 14 million Americans have undergone LASIK surgery, and vast numbers have been able to say goodbye to their glasses and contact lenses. You owe it to yourself to see if you are a good candidate for LASIK. Schedule your free LASIK Consultation today.