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what does lasik mean?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Laser vision help: Lasik is an acronym developed as a sort of marketing tool since it sounds so "cool". The technique of lasik involves using a laser to sculpt the front of the eye to a new lens shape which corrects the vision. It has been refined to the point of high predictability but is still surgery and not all surgery is perfect.
Answered on Jan 19, 2014
Dr. William Trattler
29 years experience LASIK Surgery
LASIK : Lasik is a procedure that refers to the creation of a corneal flap, followed by laser to reshape the cornea. The flap is replaced. The goal is to improve vision and reduce or eliminate the need for contact lenses or glasses.
Answered on Jan 25, 2015
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Dr. Mark Sibley
45 years experience LASIK Surgery
Lasik: I am the Tampa Bay Rays MLB Team's Lasik Doctor...The short answers is that LASIK is the High Definition Laser treatment to remove your eyeball refractive error and try to end the need for glasses or contact lenses for TV or driving
Answered on Jul 27, 2015

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Stable prescription: Your prescription should not have changed more than 0.5 diopter over a year period.
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