The surgical procedures, which help in correcting the common vision ailments including farsightedness, near-sightedness, presbyopia, astigmatism and several others, are known as refractive surgery. The primary aim of this surgery is to reduce your dependence on the prescribed lenses or spectacles. A newly developed process termed as the Lasik eye surgery is the most commonly chosen refractive eye operation. Unlike the traditional Cataract Surgery treatment, which involves replacement of lens through Cataract Surgery, the laser surgery reshapes cornea to allow the light, which enters the eyes to be directed properly into the retina to ensure a crystal clear vision. The eye laser surgery is an uncomplicated and pain free process, which is executed within a small span of time for both the eyes. The end result is that you can see things clearly without having to depend on anything within 24 hours from the time when the eye laser surgery is performed. To perform the Lasik eye surgery, your ophthalmologist would use a surgical tool called femtosecond laser for creating a thin and circular flap within the cornea. Then the hinged flap is folded back for accessing the underlying cornea and then some part of the corneal tissue is removed using laser. This is a specialized laser that makes use of a cold ultraviolet beam for removing tiny amounts of tissue present in the cornea so that can precisely focus the light and direct it towards the retina so that you can have a flawless vision.