At Tiffin Eye Center we offer In-House Bladeless Lasik


The most common way of correcting vision is using an excimer laser to reshape the cornea‐the clear surface in the front of the eye. This can we done on the surface of the eye with no flap, which is known as PRK (photorefractive keratectomy) or under a thin flap that is made with a blade or another laser (LASIK). Recovery is quicker following LASIK, but both PRK and LASIK patients achieve excellent outcomes (over 90 percent having between 20/20 and 20/40 vision without glasses or contacts). Both procedures can correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. There is a possibility that a second surgery will be necessary with either procedure (5‐10%). Glasses may be necessary for certain activities, such as reading or driving at night. Full visual recovery from both procedures can take up to three to six months after the actual operation, but most patients have good enough vision to function normally by either the next day (LASIK) or one week (PRK). The procedure that is best for a patient usually depends on the thickness and shape of the cornea (determined by preoperative testing‐topography) and/or their occupation.