What is LASIK eye surgery?

LASIK eye surgery can be an alternative to glasses or contact lenses done for the correction of certain common vision problems.
LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis) is a type of laser refractive surgery — the best known and most commonly performed. In general, a special type of cutting laser is used to precisely change the shape of your cornea — the dome-shaped transparent tissue at the front of your eye — to improve vision.