Choosing Bascom Palmer promises distinct advantages only the nation’s No. 1 eye hospital can offer:
A Team of Laser Vision Correction Experts
What this means for you: When you choose Bascom Palmer, your procedure is performed by a board-certified ophthalmologist and cornea specialist with advanced training in cornea and refractive surgery. Our refractive surgery specialists teach and lecture on the technique, lead clinical trials to further refine treatment and are internationally recognized for their work. This expertise means better vision results and happy patients.
What this means for you: Our patients have access to almost every laser technology available and treatment is fine tuned to your unique needs. You are assured of a safer, more effective treatment with easier, faster healing and better vision. We have the VISX S3, the Zeiss MEL 80, and the Allegretto EX 500 excimer lasers, as well as the Zeiss Visumax, the Intralase IFS, and the Alcon FS200 femtosecond lasers to choose from.
Access to a Full Spectrum of Procedures
What this means for you: Our approach to vision correction is customized to your eye and daily activities. After assessing your visual needs (including work, hobbies, sports, and expectations), we select a treatment for you from among the most advanced, FDA-approved vision correction procedures available today.
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What this means for you: Choosing a university-based health care provider opens the door to the latest techniques and technologies. Our doctors don’t just correct vision, they train other physicians to perform the techniques and they research treatment methods and technologies. They pioneered the use of several groundbreaking technologies, including laser thermal keratoplasty (LTK), an alternative for patients unable to undergo excimer laser treatment.
Customized Treatment Technologies
What this means for you: Bascom Palmer has every FDA-approved vision correction device available and performed studies for FDA-approval on nearly all of those devices. We are also one of the few facilities using the next generation femtosecond laser for LASIK procedures. We customize treatments to give you different options within each type of surgical correction. The best procedure depends on many factors, including: your profession, lifestyle, visual expectations, medical and anatomic issues, as well as the type and amount of your refractive error.
Convenient Access to Vision Care
What this means for you: Bascom Palmer has four South Florida LASIK Centers, which perform every procedure available:
Lasik evaluations are performed in Miami, Palm Beach Gardens, Plantation, and Coral Gables, but surgery is only available in Miami and Palm Beach Gardens.