What is LASIK Laser Vision Correction?

LASIK [lā′sĭk] stands for la(ser-assisted in) si(tu) k(eratomileusis). It is commonly referred to as laser eye surgery or laser vision correction.

LASIK is a type of refractive surgery, which uses an excimer laser (ultraviolet laser) to reshape the curvature of the cornea to correct most common vision disorders, such as myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism. At this time, LASIK cannot correct an age-related vision disorder, called presbyopia.

Celebrities Who Had Lasik

LASIK was first approved for use by the FDA in 1998 and since then,

around 17 million LASIK surgeries have been done in the US.

Each year, approximately 700,000 Americans have the procedure and the vast majority of patients are happy with their results. Some of the biggest names in hollywood even had LASIK: Kim Kardashian, Brooke Shields, Brad Pitt, Nicole Kidman, Courtney Cox, Cindy Crawford, Lebron James and even business tycoon, Sir Richard Branson, to name a few.