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What is refractive surgery?

Refractive surgery includes procedures to correct nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), and/or astigmatism. Refractive surgery is designed to reduce or eliminate your dependence on glasses and contact lenses. LASIK (Laser Assisted In-Situ Keratomileusis*) and PRK (Photorefractive Keratectomy*) are the procedures most commonly performed. A cool excimer light beam gently reshapes the front surface of your eye (cornea). Other methods include: (CK) Conductive Keratoplasty,* Astigmatic Keratotomy (AK)Radial Keratotomy (RK)Clear Lensectomy (CL),and Implantable Contact Lens (ICL).*

*U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved