At the Neovision Eye Center in Mountain View, Dr. Shobha Tandon offers a vision-correction technique called Lasik eye surgery, which uses laser energy to eliminate the need for contacts or corrective glasses. This form of correction is called refractive surgery, and it works by reshaping the eye’s outer curvature, otherwise known as the cornea, on a microscopic level.
During Lasik eye surgery, a small layer of tissue on the cornea is folded back. A laser is then used to alter the cornea’s shape to the point where light hits the retina more precisely. Once this is complete, the tissue is folded back on the cornea to reattach. This process only takes about five minutes per eye. Most patients are able to return to work the next day, and the recovery time is just a matter of hours.
To learn more about Lasik eye surgery, contact our office to set up an appointment.