LASIK®, short for Laser Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis, is a surgical procedure that uses a cool beam of ultraviolet light to gently reshape the cornea, the surface of the eye, to improve vision.

During the LASIK procedure, the laser removes microscopic bits of tissue to flatten the cornea (for nearsightedness), steepen the cornea (for farsightedness), and/or smooth out corneal irregularities (for astigmatism). In most cases, the thickness of the tissue removed by the laser is less than the thickness of a human hair. The goal of any laser vision correction procedure is to reshape the cornea so it does a better job of focusing images onto the retina. This helps our patients in Knoxville and East Tennessee to see clearly so they can better enjoy their activeIntralase lifestyles.

The procedure involves VISX™ Advanced CustomVue™ technology to provide a 3D map the cornea which allows the VISX™ STAR S4 IR Laser System to perform Custom LASIK. At the Campbell Cunningham Laser Center, each procedure is performed blade-free, using the VISX Intralase™, a femtosecond laser.

This advanced LASIK Vision Correction technology at the Campbell Cunningham Laser Center is state-of-the-art and used throughout the world to provide the utmost in safety, outcomes and patient satisfaction. It is the same technology used to perform LASIK on military pilots, astronauts and other personnel where the most precise vision is required.

To find out more about LASIK Vision Correction technology and the LASIK procedure at the Campbell Cunningham Laser Center, call (865) 588-EYES.