What is LASIK?
LASIK is an outpatient vision correction procedure that permanently reshapes the cornea to treat nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), or astigmatism. At John-Kenyon, we perform blade-free, all-laser LASIK surgery. Our doctors have performed thousands of laser vision procedures and are dedicated to using the safest, most effective, and most advanced technology available.
The first step of the procedure, the creation of the flap, was traditionally performed by hand but is now completed using the IntraLase® FS laser. Clinical surveys have shown that the IntraLase® FS produces more 20/20 or better results. In fact, the technology was recently approved by the U.S. Military and NASA for their pilots and astronauts.
The second step of the procedure, the reshaping of the cornea for improved vision, is completed using the state-of-the-art ALLEGRETTO WAVE® Eye-Q laser. The ALLEGRETTO laser is the fastest laser system in the U.S., taking only seconds to correct one eye.
The technology used at John-Kenyon allows us to customize treatment to the individual patient, their prescription, and their cornea, allowing for more precision and accuracy than ever before. All refractive procedures are done on an outpatient basis from our Louisville office. The actual procedures take just a few minutes and only require a topical anesthetic, so you will not be asleep during the surgery. A John-Kenyon team member will walk you through detailed information on caring for your eyes post-surgery, and most patients return to work the next day.
What does LASIK stand for?
If you’ve already done some research on LASIK, you know that it uses a laser. During a
LASIK procedure, doctors use an excimer laser to reshape your cornea and fix visual
refractive errors like nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.
Our surgeons complete LASIK procedures with the assistance of the laser. The doctors at
the John-Kenyon LASIK Center are nationally recognized experts in laser vision surgery –
our namesake, Dr. Maurice John, was one of the first in the nation to perform LASIK and Dr.
Asim Piracha is credited with performing the first all-laser LASIK surgery in the state in
I IN SITU
Many medical terms have a Latin base, and that’s just what In Situ is. This Latin term,
pronounced “in-sight-ooh” means “in its place.”
Keratomileusis is the last term in the LASIK acronym, meaning to reshape the cornea.
When combined with In Situ, it describes the LASIK procedure of shaping the cornea in the
Hear from Our Patients
Catie K., LASIK
The morning after having LASIK at John-Kenyon, Catie told Dr. Piracha she should have had the procedure a long time ago. Not even 24 hours later, she was pointing out all the street signs on the way to her follow up appointment.
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Hannah F. , LASIK
Hannah is happy she does not have to worry about contacts and glasses! Thanks to LASIK she now has 20/20 vision.