LASIK, or “laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis,” is the most common procedure used today to treat the following ailments: nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. The LASIK Procedure reshapes the cornea to allow light entering the eye to be properly focused, giving you better vision (this is similar to other refractory surgeries). The overall LASIK procedure takes no more than 15 minutes, and in most cases is absolutely painless. Surgery results (proper vision without the help of glasses or contacts) can be seen within 24 hours of your procedure.Imagine waking up in the morning and not needing your glasses or contacts at all. Wouldn’t that be nice? Not only would it be extremely convenient, but today it’s entirely possible thanks to LASIK.