See clearly again, without glasses or contact lenses! LASIK is a quick, painless laser procedure to correct vision and reduce (or eliminate) your dependency on glasses or contacts. 

Thinking about LASIK?

If you need glasses or contact lenses to see clearly because of nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), astigmatism (abnormal curvature of the eye), or presbyopia (cannot read up close), Refractive Surgery can eliminate this need.

The most common procedures (Thin-Flap Lasik, Epi-Lasik, and AST) involve laser vision correction, a surgical procedure to adjust your eye’s ability to focus by reshaping the cornea. Other procedures, such as PRELEX, involve changing the lens inside your eye. ICL simply adds a contact lens inside your eye.

If you want to reduce your dependence on glasses or contact lenses, Refractive Surgery may be an excellent option. Every patient is unique, so there is no one-size-fits-all solution. Schedule an exam with us to discuss each option and choose which procedure is best for you. 

What is Laser Vision Correction?

The Eye Center​ performs LASIK and PRK with the Visx STAR S4 Excimer Laser. This represents the most advanced state-of-the-art technology available anywhere in the United States. These two lasers have been ergonomically combined and optimized into the Visx STAR S4 Excimer Laser to give the patient exceptional comfort and the doctor efficiency in performing vision correction procedures. Advancements in laser vision correction have included the development of faster excimer lasers and the use of femtosecond lasers to create more precise lamellar flaps. The Visx STAR S4 Excimer Laser combines the integration of two different lasers:

The Right Laser System For More Patients

The STAR S4 IR® Excimer Laser System is designed to bring Advanced CustomVue® laser vision correction to life. Featuring VSS technology (Variable Spot Scanning) and VRR (Variable Repetition Rate) pulse-packing algorithm, both proprietary to AMO, the STAR S4 IR® Excimer Laser reduces thermal effects on the cornea, allowing you to perform the Advanced CustomVue® procedure quickly and effectively, while maximizing patient safety.

Using the STAR S4 IR® Excimer Laser System, surgeons can deliver the broadest range of wavefront-guided laser vision correction treatments to patients. In fact, more than 94 percent of eligible candidates in the U.S., and more than 99.75 percent outside the U.S., may potentially benefit from the Advanced CustomVue® procedure.*


  • Delivers benefits of Iris Registration (IR).
  • Conserves tissue by optimizing treatment times and minimizing thermal effects on the cornea.
  • Minimizes additional time for wavefront-guided custom treatment over conventional treatment.
  • Eliminates the need for dilation; laser tracks on the natural pupil.
  • Maximizes practice efficiency and workflow through ease of use and ergonomics.
  • Adjusts for intra-patient (XYZ) movement with ActiveTrak to further improve treatment accuracy.

Frequently Asked Questions About LASIK

LASIK is a surgical procedure used to adjust the eye’s focusing ability by reshaping the cornea. The laser removes microscopic bits of tissue to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and/or astigmatism. If you desire to reduce your dependence on glasses or contact lenses, LASIK may be an excellent option for you, but it is not the only option. PRK and the VISIAN ICL are two other refractive surgery options. Since each patient is unique, there is no universal method that works for everyone. Your best option should be decided after a thorough examination and discussion with one of our surgeons.
A surgeon’s experience and reputation for excellence are two factors that can help you determine if you are choosing the right eye surgeon. Is the eye surgeon is board-certificated in Ophthalmology? A board-certified eye surgeon has met the training and standards set by the American Board of Ophthalmology. Does he/she hold an additional certification in LASIK by the American Board of Eye Surgeons? This certification shows specific proficiency in the LASIK surgical procedure. When choosing a LASIK surgeon, it is important to select a surgeon who can honestly explain your visual needs. In 98 percent of LASIK cases, the visual outcome is 20/40 or better, however, this is a surgical procedure and risk is still involved. This is why selecting a surgeon with a vast amount of experience is important.
The FDA recognizes LASIK as proven, safe, and effective. Studies suggest just three to five percent of LASIK patients experience minor complications, such as dry eyes and nighttime glare. The risk of serious complication is less than one percent. There are no known cases of blindness resulting from LASIK.
LASIK is a proven safe and effective form of vision correction, but as with any surgery LASIK does carry some risks, though the potential for complications is slim. The most common risks associated with LASIK include: Flap complications. During LASIK, a thin flap is created in the eye. That flap is folded back or removed, which has the potential for infection, excess tears, and swelling. Glare, halos and other vision disturbances. After surgery, some patients experience vision disturbances, especially at night, such as seeing a glare or halo around lights, or experiencing double vision. Dry eyes. The LASIK procedure causes a temporary decrease in tear production. During the healing process, many patients notice unusually dry eyes. Your doctor may recommend any combination of supplements, medications, artificial tears, and ointments to treat dry eyes. Patients who suffer from chronic severe dry eye prior to surgery may not be good candidates for LASIK. Some medications such as anti-depressants and anti-histamines can contribute to dry eyes. Undercorrection, overcorrection, or astigmatism. If the laser removes too much or too little tissue, the results may not be as good as expected. Uneven tissue removal can result in astigmatism. Choosing an experienced eye surgeon can help reduce these risks. Your eye doctor will discuss your individual risks at the time of your consultation.

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