LASIK eye surgery is truly amazing! In a procedure that takes fewer than ten minutes for each eye and requires mere hours for recovery, Dr. Bernitsky can help you achieve 20/20* vision or better!

Understanding Eyesight

Eye Lens DiagramTo understand how LASIK treatment works, you first need to understand how a normal eye converts light into sight. Light rays are reflected off of objects and into your eye. The iris contracts and relaxes to make your pupil larger or smaller to control the amount of light that can enter your eye through the cornea, a clear dome-shaped structure, which helps to focus the light rays. From your cornea, light passes through the lens, a clear disc behind the cornea, which focuses light onto the retina. The retina sends signals to the optic nerve, which relays them to the brain where the light is translated into images.

Vision correction is needed when the structures of the eye do not focus light precisely on the retina. Myopia (nearsightedness) occurs when light is focused in front of the retina, while hyperopia (farsightedness) occurs when light is focused behind the retina. In the case of an astigmatism, an irregular flattening of the cornea, light may be reflected in more than one place on the retina. LASIK is an effective vision correction treatment for the majority of people with all types of vision conditions.

To learn more about LASIK eye surgery in Albuquerque, New Mexico, contact us online or call 505-323-0800.

The LASIK Procedure at Bernitsky Vision – Albuquerque NM

LASIK eye surgery works by gently reshaping the cornea to redirect light.  The first step in LASIK always involves lifting the outer skin surface to gain access to the underlying collagen that is to be reshaped.  The first step can be accomplished using bladed or blade-free (sometimes called “all-laser LASIK”) technology, and both are available at Bernitsky Vision.  The second step then involves reshaping the collagen portion of the cornea using a computer directed excimer laser.

Advances in LASIK technology increase the precision with which the corneal flap is created (step one)—and that results in better visual acuity and reduced healing time. Patients immediately experience improved vision after the LASIK procedure, and most resume normal activities the following day.

Find out if LASIK Treatment is Right for You

LASIK is an excellent vision correction treatment for most people, but there are some conditions that may make you a better candidate for other LASIK alternatives. To find out if LASIK eye surgery is the best vision correction treatment for you, contact Dr. David Bernitsky at Bernitsky Vision in Albuquerque, NM to schedule a free consultation.


* Results vary.