Lasik - (Laser in-situ Keratomileusis) has almost become a household word over the past 10-15 years. Most Ophthalmologist agree that the most important step a patient must take when considering Lasik, is to have a thorough evaluation by a qualified Lasik surgeon. If you are a good candidate, the procedure is capable of correcting most nearsighted, farsighted, and astigmatism prescriptions.