The main differences between LASIK and ASA are times of recovery, and the presence or absence of a flap. Following LASIK, there is minimal to no discomfort and patients can generally return to work or school within a couple of days. LASIK patients also recover their vision more quickly than patients who undergo ASA. In contrast to ASA, LASIK involves the creation of a flap. And finally, LASIK patients generally use prescription eye drops for a shorter period of time than their ASA counterparts.

Your surgeon will carefully determine which procedure is best suited for you based on the results of your Refactive Surgery Consultation. Ultimately, the excellence in visual results are equivalent for LASIK and ASA.