Refractive error is a condition when the eye fails to focus images accurately on the sensitive screen (retina) which results in poor vision. Refractive error though cannot be prevented, can be easily treated with corrective glasses, contact lenses or refractive surgery. Refractive eye surgery improves the refractive status of the eye and eliminates dependency on glasses or contact lenses. The most commonly performed method is LASIK (Laser assisted in situ keratomileusis) with various forms of it available (Zyoptix, EPI – LASIK etc.). Other surgical procedures available include implantation of a lens inside the eye (Implantable Collamer Lens) or replacement of the natural lens with a multifocal intraocular lens (Clear Lens Extraction). The ophthalmologist at Vignesh Meenu Eye Clinic will be able to explain and offer the best treatment option suitable for a person after detailed evaluation. Refractive surgery is quick, simple and painless. The procedure is done to both eyes on the same day on an ambulatory basis. The patient can resume his activities within few hours after the procedure and enjoy freedom from glasses or contact lenses.