Refractive surgery is a general term for a group of surgical procedures used to correct blurred vision caused by refractive error, such as nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism. To find out more about refractive error click on the link. During refractive surgery, the corneal surface of the eye is reshaped with a very sophisticated and precise excimer laser to correct errors on the eye. Once these corrections are made, your vision will significantly improve, allowing you the freedom to live your life and see your world without glasses or contact lenses.
Although there are many different kinds of refractive surgery, LASIK has gained the most popularity because it has advantages that many patients find appealing. However, virtually all of the refractive surgery options that exist today result in excellent vision.