What Is LASIK?

At Brazos Eye Surgery of Texas our LASIK surgery employs the latest and most technologically advanced computer-guided excimer laser.  With precision, the excimer laser helps treat nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.  The procedure permanently redesigns the shape of the cornea, which ultimately improves the refractive effor.  Resulting in no longer needing glasses or contacts.  

To begin, a comprehensive collection of measurements will be conducted to determine the refractive error.  Following the measurements, you will meet with Dr. Swann to discuss surgery and any questions you may have.  On surgery day, numbing eye drops are applied to the eyes surface to allow for a painless patient procedure.  Once the numbing drops take effect, the surgeon will create a thin circular flap in the cornea to gain necessary access to the optimal corneal location.  Using a highly specialized laser with a cool ultraviolet light beam, the surgeon then removes and remolds a small portion of tissue to correct the refractive error.  After reshaping the main portion of the cornea, the flap is replaced back to its original origin for healing.



Brazos Eye Surgery

Lasik Line: 254-772-2597

Commonly Asked Questions

  • Does it hurt?
    • In most cases, LASIK is pain-free
  • How long does it take?
    • Roughly 15-20 minutes for both eyes
  • Will I need someone to drive me?
    • Yes, but you will be able to bring yourself the following day
  • How many appointments will I need?
    • You will need a postoperative appointment at 1 day, 1 week, and 1 month

Who is the ideal candidate?

  • 18 and older
  • History of stable vision
  • Healthy eyes with no history of disease
  • Appropriate corneal topography and thickness