Reviews of LASIK eye surgery, including risks and benefits, can be found on several websites. Consumer Reports, WebMD and the official website of the Federal Trade Commission all offer suggestions on the advisability of LASIK surgery.
LASIK is a medical procedure performed on the eye to help correct vision, with the goal of reducing or eliminating the need to wear glasses or contact lenses. The LASIK procedure uses lasers to reshape the cornea or lens of the eye so that it focuses light rays more accurately on the retina. LASIK is considered elective surgery and is not typically covered by most insurance plans. It has been performed successfully on millions of individuals, but may not be appropriate for everyone.