LASIK eye surgery
LASIK is for those who:
- Want to reduce or eliminate their dependence on glasses or contacts
- Are at least 18 years of age
- Have had a stable eye prescription for at least one year
- Have no health issues affecting their eyes
- Have no signs of glaucoma or cataracts
Types of Laser Vision Correction
- LASIK eye surgery
- Bladeless LASIK
- Wavefront Custom LASIK
- PRK (Photo-Refractive Keratoplasty)
- ASA (Advanced Surface Ablation)
- Visian ICL ( not laser surgery )
What is LASIK?
LASIK is a type of refractive surgery designed to reduce or eliminate dependance on glasses or contacts by correcting nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism. LASIK is performed using a machine guided femtosecond laser that creates a thin flap in the cornea. Once the flap is created an excimer laser is used to treat the inner part of the cornea. The flap is repositioned and drops are used to start the healing process. LASIK is quick, safe and effective.
LASIK eye surgery cost in Providence
The cost of LASIK can vary through New England; however, at Boston Laser we do not create gimmicks or participate in bait and switch advertising. With our LASIK price you get a straight-forward eye surgery that is designed to simply correct your vision and bring a whole world of clarity to you. We accept major credit cards and personal check. We are also pleased to offer the CareCredit card, the nation's leading patient payment program.
In addition to superior experience, ensuring the utmost success and safety during laser vision correction involves using state-of-the-art equipment and highly trained personnel. This is translated into a higher cost than found at the so-called "discount LASIK chains". We believe that our patients understand that a compromise on quality is unacceptable when it comes to one's vision. It is our commitment to best service and technology that determines our pricing model.
PRK Photorefractive Keratectomy)
PRK Eye Surgery (Photorefractive Keratectomy) is an elective, outpatient laser vision correction procedure to improve vision and reduce or eliminate the need for eyeglasses or contact lenses. In the PRK laser vision correction procedure, the laser surgeon utilizes the excimer laser to reshape the curvature of the eye for patients with nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. Photorefractive Keratectomy has been performed since 1986. Prior to LASIK, PRK was the most commonly performed laser vision correction procedure. PRK differs from LASIK as no flap is created during the PRK procedure. PRK may be suitable for people with larger pupils, thin corneas, have other corneal issues or dry eyes.
What is the recovery time for PRK Photorefractive Keratectomy)?
Recovery from PRK is slightly longer than that of LASIK but the visual results are typically equivalent. Patients should also expect some mild discomfort for the first 4-5 days and vision will change and fluctuate during this time period. Eye drops for PRK can reduce any discomfort and should be used for about 10 days.
For most patients seeking correction of their refractive error, LASIK is a safe and effective method of correcting nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. In fact, LASIK surgery is still the most common procedure to help those wishing to eliminate their dependence on eyeglasses and contact lenses. Some patients are simply not good candidates for LASIK because they are extremely nearsighted, have thin corneas, or have other conditions that might predispose them to complications with LASIK. In these patients, the Visian™ Implantable Collamer Lens might be the best option for correcting their vision.