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LASIK, or “laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis,” is the most commonly performed laser eye surgery to treat myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism (spherical curvature of the eye/lens).

LASIK reshapes the cornea to enable light entering the eye to be properly focused onto the retina for clearer vision.

In most cases, laser eye surgery is pain-free and completed within 15 minutes for both eyes. The results — improved vision without eyeglasses or contact lenses — can usually be seen in as little as 24 hours.

LASIK is not advisable for everyone. Your doctor will carefully evaluate you to see if LASIK is right for you.


By age 65, over 90 percent of people have a cataract, and half of the people between the ages of 75 and 85 have lost some vision due to a cataract. Cataracts occur when the lens (cornea) of the eye becomes increasingly opaque. Learn more.


An oculoplastic surgeon is a highly specialized physician that has been extensively trained in both ophthalmology and plastic surgery. An oculoplastic surgeon is qualified and trained to treat medical and cosmetic conditions related to the face, particularly around the eyes, eyelids, forehead, eyebrows, and middle of the face. Not all ReFocus eye doctors will provide these services. Please make sure you ask your provider if he, or she, is qualified in, and regularly performs, oculoplastic surgery.