LASIK FAQs


What is LASIK?
LASIK stands for laser assisted in situ keratomileuses. It is a type of refractive eye surgery which uses a computer-controlled excimer laser to permanently correct visual acuity.

What conditions does LASIK treat?
LASIK corrects most instances of myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism.

How does LASIK work?
Visual acuity problems occur due to irregularly shaped eyeballs, lenses, and/or corneas. LASIK fixes these irregularities, with minimal side effects and a relatively quick recovery time, by correcting the shape of the eyes, allowing light to focus properly on the retina.

Is LASIK safe and are there any contraindications?
Safe for most patients, LASIK is now a well-used and time-tested procedure. Patients with certain eye conditions which result in an abnormally thin cornea or have extreme instances of myopia or hyperopia might not be candidates for LASIK. Our eye doctor can discuss these issues with you, and help you determine the best corrective surgery available.

How does your eye doctor evaluate candidacy for LASIK?
We use a comprehensive eye exam and medical history to evaluate each patient (over the age of 18) for LASIK. We look for prescription stability, pupil size, corneal thickness, general eye health, and dry eye.

Schedule a LASIK Manchester Evaluation Today

At Merrimack Vision Care, we serve Merrimack, Milford, Manchester, and the surrounding areas. We encourage patients with nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism living in or around our three convenient clinics to schedule an appointment for a LASIK Manchester evaluation to find out if LASIK surgery could help you see clearly without the use of corrective lenses. Contact our office at (603) 644-6100 today.

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