What happens during the procedure?

After applying numbing drops to your eyes, the doctor makes a very thin flap in the surface of your cornea. She then uses a laser to shape the underlying cornea according to your specific prescription. Next, the doctor gently puts the flap back in place and repeats the procedure on the other eye. It’s important to note that premium LASIK providers perform all-laser procedures, using lasers to both create the flap and shape the cornea. Other providers use a thin blade to create the flap.