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How LASIK Works



One of the most profound medical technologies that has emerged in recent decades is the ability to surgically improve eyesight. LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis) is a breakthrough that was beyond imagination before it actually existed. The altering of the shape of the cornea using lasers has transformed the way we perceive vision.

It’s relatively commonplace in today’s society, but a question that few ask and even fewer know how to answer is, “How does LASIK work?

This graphic by our friends at DocShop shows clearly how the procedure works in a simple step-by-step process. Click to enlarge.

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Connor Livingston is a tech blogger who will be launching his own site soon, Lythyum. He lives in Oceanside, California, and has never surfed in his life. Find him on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest.

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