Different Types of LASIK

If you have a refractive eye error, you will either need corrective eyewear or LASIK eye surgery. LASIK is an FDA-approved treatment that can be used to correct your vision. At Naples Eye Physicians in Naples, FL, our ophthalmologist provides LASIK and will guide you on the process. There are several types of LASIK available based on your condition.

Types of LASIK

LASIK surgery can be a perfect solution for you if you find wearing eyeglasses and contact lenses cumbersome. Our ophthalmologist uses LASIK to reshape your cornea so that light entering it can focus on the retina. LASIK treatment is effective in treating patients with nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.

Here are the different types of LASIK.

Standard LASIK

This type is the most popular and involves forming a hinged flap using a sterile blade (microkeratome) in the cornea. Next, our eye doctor uses a laser to cut thin layers from the cornea. This type allows our eye doctor to remove less of the cornea, making it ideal for people with a thin cornea.


This type is similar to the standard LASIK, except that our ophthalmologist uses a laser instead of a blade to cut and reshape your cornea.

Wavefront LASIK

Since its invention, LASIK has helped many patients regain their proper vision. However, before modern technology, there were numerous risks involved. Today, wavefront LASIK has revolutionized how eye surgery is performed. Years back, LASIK relied on prescription only. While the treatment was successful, it wasn’t as precise as you would want with your vision.

Today, we have wavefront assisted LASIK that uses a scanning technology that creates a near-perfect 3-D map of your eye. This information is crucial in reshaping your eye as accurately as possible, enabling you to see better.

Regardless of the type of LASIK, this corrective eye surgery is suitable for people with a moderate degree of refractive error and who have unusual eye conditions.

Visit Our Ophthalmologist in Naples, FL for LASIK

If you are considering LASIK, our ophthalmology team can help. At Naples Eye Physicians in Naples, FL, we will help determine what form of LASIK is best for your condition. Call us today to schedule an appointment.