Summary of important information about LASIK eye surgery – which some people call Laser Surgery – to reduce the need for glasses or contact lenses. Read about what to expect, the risks, FDA-approved lasers, finding the right doctor and avoiding slick advertising. Glossary of terms such as Keratotomy, PRK, lens, Astigmatism. Updated 2021. Check our Cost section for ambulatory surgery prices to see if your state reports the average cost for Lasik procedures.