What Is LASIK Surgery?

Accepting New Patients Near Toms River, Brick, Manchester, Stafford & Throughout New Jersey

Posted: April 13, 2017

LASIK eye surgery is one of the world’s most common elective surgery procedures. LASIK may eliminate your need to wear glasses and contacts by correcting your eyesight if you suffer from nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism. During the short surgery, your cornea is reshaped to improve your vision.


Using advanced technology, the doctor will create a flap in the cornea and fold it back in order to reshape the underlying corneal tissue with an excimer laser. For nearsighted patients, the cornea is flattened more. For farsighted patients, the cornea is made steeper. And for patients with astigmatism, the irregular cornea shape is made more regular.

At the end of surgery, the corneal flap is replaced and acts as a natural bandage as your eye heals. LASIK surgery is completed in only a few minutes and recovery times generally only last a couple of days.

Millions of people have already corrected their vision with LASIK surgery. Are you ready to find out if LASIK surgery is right for you?

Call Susskind & Almallah Eye Associates at 732-338-0153 today to schedule your consultation with one of our experienced doctors. We proudly serve the areas of Manalapan Township, Toms River, Brick, and Barnegat, New Jersey.