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Kelly Davis undergoes LASIK eye surgery

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- It's a problem some people deal with their entire lives, but it can be cured in minutes.

Eyesight issues are becoming history thanks to LASIK.

Kelly Davis shows you how the procedure has evolved over the years and what it took for her to ditch the glasses.

Her prescription is +3. Not terrible, but still bad enough to wear glasses for the past 20 years. LASIK eye surgery has been around for the same amount of time. But many people are skeptical.

"It's definitely gotten much better in terms of outcomes, much better in terms of quick recoveries, and also less risk for any complications," said Dr. Asim Piracha, medical director at the John-Kenyon American Eye Institute.

The biggest change, is how the procedure is performed. Several years ago, doctors used a blade to cut the cornea by hand. Now they use a computer controlled laser.

Dr. Piracha says, "Farsighted treatments we actually reshape the cornea in different ways than nearsighted treatment, so with farsighted people they need additional power and nearsighted patients need less power to focus."

Farsighted patients, like Kelly, usually have good near vision the first day. Distance vision is not as clear, but over the next couple weeks the vision keeps improving.

For more information about the John-Kenyon American Eye Institute, visit the website: http://www.johnkenyon.com

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