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New Year With a New LASIK View Live Chat Takeaways

lasik2-chatThanks to everyone who joined us Tuesday, October 27th for the live LASIK chat at Emory Eye Center hosted by LASIK surgeon, Dr. John Kim.

Dr. Kim answered several of your questions about LASIK for the coming year. And there are a variety of refractive surgical options. Check out the conversation by viewing the chat transcript! Here are just a few highlights from the chat:

Question: Can LASIK treat nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism?



Dr. Kim: Good question! Yes, LASIK can treat nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. However, it’s typically more effective for nearsightedness than farsightedness.


Question: Is surgery done on both eyes the same day?

Dr. Kim: Thanks for your question! Yes, in most cases, both eyes are done on the same day. Occasionally patients will only require treatment on one eye. This would be determined during your initial consultation.

Question: What is the difference between LASIK and PRK?

Dr. Kim: The primary difference between LASIK and PRK is that in LASIK a special flap, or separation is made in the layers of the cornea usually by a special laser. The flap is lifted and the laser treatment to reshape the cornea is applied underneath the flap and the flap is replaced.

If you missed this chat, be sure to check out the full list of questions and answers on the chat transcript.

If you have additional questions for Dr. Kim, feel free to leave a comment in our comments area below.


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New Year with a New LASIK View Live Chat on October 27th

lasik2-chatMaybe you’ve been thinking about LASIK for a while but you still have questions about laser vision correction. The technology has advanced and there are several options available through Emory Eye Center that can help to get you your best vision even if you weren’t a candidate in the past. Our team answers a lot of questions from people interested in refractive surgery, but who are not sure if it’s the right option for them, or what the procedure involves.

If you have questions such as…
Is LASIK painful?
What happens before laser eye surgery?
How do I know if I’m eligible for laser vision correction?
How long does LASIK take?

Join Board-certified Emory LASIK surgeon, Dr. John Kim for a live chat on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. EST where he will answer questions on how to get your best vision for the coming year.  He will also be available to answer questions around refractive surgical options and recovery to ensure your are ready to take on the New Year with a new view. Sign up for the live chat here.


About Dr. Kim

kim-john-avatarJoung (John) Y. Kim, MD, is currently an assistant professor inthe Department of Ophthalmology at Emory University School of Medicine and serves on the faculty of the Emory Eye Center in the Cornea, External Disease and Refractive Surgery section. His areas of expertise include: advanced Keratoplasty techniques, the management of corneal and external eye diseases, cataract surgery, and refractive surgery. He began performing laser refractive surgery in 2000. Dr. Kim is board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the Cornea Society and the Georgia Society of Ophthalmology.

Within the Cornea section, Dr. Kim serves as the director of the Cornea fellowship and directs the advanced keratoplasty and keratoprosthesis service.