Lasik is a surgical procedure that reduces patients dependence on glasses or contacts. When Lasik is performed, a thin flap of skin is made in the surface lens of the eye using a laser or a blade (micro-keratome). This flap is then folded back and a laser is used to reshape the surface of the eye. After the laser has reshaped the surface of the eye, the flap of skin is laid back down, repositioned, and the patients vision is significantly improved.
Lasik is a wonderful procedure, but is most effective when a patients' prescription and ocular health fall within certain parameters. Dr. Wilkes consults with and refers his patients to several fine Lasik centers. After an examination in our office, Dr. Wilkes can make recommendations and refer to the appropriate Lasik center for further evaluation and treatment.