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7 Key Facts about LASIK

Published on 12th March 2018 by Mr Manoj Mathai

At the Visualase Eye Clinic in Bolton, we have performed thousands of LASIK treatments on our patients, here are 7 key reasons why it’s so popular:

      • LASIK (laser in situ keratomileusis) is by far the most popular treatment due to the speed of visual recovery.
      • In LASIK, an instrument called a microkeratome is used by one of our experienced laser eye surgeons to form a thin corneal flap on the surface of the eye which is thinner than a human hair.
      • The surgeon uses our SCHWIND AMARIS 500E, which perfectly combines efficiency and safety, to apply the treatment to the exposed corneal tissue and then the flap is repositioned. The cornea has amazing bonding properties and almost immediately the flap adheres to the underlying tissue and begins to heal.
      • LASIK is widely regarded as one of the safest procedures when surgery is performed.
      • LASIK is used to correct short-sightedness (myopia), long-sightedness (hyperopia), and astigmatism.
      • It only takes approximately 1-2 days to return to useful vision after LASIK surgery.
      • Both eyes can be treated together using LASIK surgery.

If you are considering LASIK treatment, we believe it is important for you to have a consultation with the actual laser eye surgeon who will ultimately treat you. During your consultation and assessment the treatment options will be discussed with you based on a number of factors including your prescription and requirements.

If you would like to make an appointment or discuss laser eye surgery please either call us on 01204 387467 or contact us here.  


All eye surgical procedures carry a level of risk including not obtaining the desired outcome, through to varying levels of visual loss. Your eye surgeon will discuss the risks and benefits, including ones specific to your circumstances, at the time of your pre-operative consultation.