Bascom Palmer LASIK and Laser Vision Center offers the following vision correction services and treatments:
Laser In-situ Keratomileusis (LASIK)
Using a new-generation femtosecond laser, our board-certified surgeons create a thin, hinged flap on the cornea. The cornea is the clear, dome-shaped tissue at the front of your eye. With this flap lifted, they reshape your cornea with an excimer laser. This reshaping is based on precise, pre-determined measurements of your eye. The flap is then repositioned and heals quickly with rapid vision improvement, thanks to advanced laser technology. To customize your treatment, we use different computer-guided treatment processes for “wavefront-guided”, “wavefront-optimized,” and “topographic-guided” excimer laser treatments.
All of our lasers use eye-tracking technology to ensure precise positioning, even if your eye moves during the procedure.
Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)
An excimer laser reshapes the cornea directly from the surface without the flap used in LASIK. This technique is used when the cornea is too thin for LASIK.
Phakic Intraocular Lenses
If your eyes are too myopic for laser surgery, a lens can be surgically placed in the front part of your eye, with your natural lens left in place behind the new lens.
Small Incision Intrastromal Lenticule Extraction (SMILE)
A femtosecond laser separates a thin layer of the cornea to flatten the cornea for myopia. This new-generation laser reshapes the cornea with pulses of light lasting just 1 billionth of 1 millionth of a second, resulting in very smooth treatments. Using the equipment’s computer-generated 3-D mapping system, your doctor customizes your procedure with enhanced precision.
Incisional Corneal Procedures
Short corneal incisions or astigmatic keratotomies (AKs) reduce astigmatism during cataract surgery or after a corneal transplant.
Corneal cross-linking (CXL) is a treatment that strengthens the cornea if it has been weakened by keratoconus or other corneal diseases. Studies in the United States and the world have shown cross-linking to be highly effective and safe. This FDA-approved method uses ultraviolet light and a photosensitizer, such as riboflavin eye drops to strengthen the collagen in the cornea and halt progressive corneal bulging.