LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis) is an outpatient procedure that corrects refractive errors -- problems with light bending properly as it passes through your eyes -- that cause blurry vision. Your LASIK surgeon will use a laser to change the shape of your cornea -- the clear outer layer at the front of your eye. This allows your eye to focus properly so you see clearly. You should feel little or no pain during and after the procedure.
LASIK may be an option if you want to see well without glasses or contacts. Duke LASIK surgeons use the latest technologies to correct vision problems including nearsightedness, farsightedness, and blurry vision due to astigmatism. Our board-certified eye surgeons are specially trained in LASIK and are experienced in treating the full range of eye problems. This means that you receive your care from some of the best eye specialists in the country.
What Is LASIK?
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Where you receive your care matters. Duke University Hospital is proud of our team and the exceptional care they provide. They are why our ophthalmology program is ranked seventh in the nation and is the highest-ranked program in North Carolina, according to U.S. News & World Report for 2023–2024.