People have been searching for ways to improve their vision for centuries. The first eyeglasses appeared in Italy in the 13th century. The first hand blown glass contact lenses debuted in 1888 Switzerland. Thankfully, today we have plenty of options when it comes to correcting our vision, including LASIK. LASIK is an amazing innovation in vision correction that can offer freedom from the hassles of corrective lenses. The procedure has come a long way since it received FDA approval in the 1990s. It became the most common elective procedure in the world in 2002, and has since undergone groundbreaking advancements to improve its safety and accuracy and improve its results. LASIK has been deemed so safe and effective that the U.S. military and NASA have approved its use on pilots and astronauts. LASIK is life changing for many of our patients and we love that we get to bring that kind of joy to the people of Staten Island and East Brunswick, NJ.
What is LASIK?
The cornea, the front part of the eye, is shaped so that when light enters the eye it is directed perfectly on the retina at the back of the eye to produce a clear, sharp image. When the cornea is not shaped correctly, light will not focus properly on the retina and your vision becomes distorted. LASIK reshapes the cornea using a laser to achieve that ideal shape to focus light precisely on the retina giving you better vision. LASIK can offer freedom from glasses or contacts when reading, driving and carrying out other everyday activities.
Our founder, Dr. John Kung is a leading innovator in the field of laser vision correction and played a key role in the development of laser vision correction.
At Kung Eye Associates we believe that all of our patients deserve the very best care customized specifically to you. We equip our offices with multiple laser platforms to allow us a greater range of customizations than most practices can offer. Whether you are nearsighted, farsighted or have astigmatism, Kung Eye Center can provide you with the treatment that will best fit you and your needs.