Boston LASIK Eye Surgery
With over 20 years in the field and countless successful surgeries, Boston Vision shines as a beacon of excellence in LASIK and Laser Vision Correction in Boston. The dedicated team at Boston Vision emphasizes individualized care, aligning their services with each patient’s unique vision goals.
Using the latest LASIK techniques, Boston Vision aims for not only successful procedures but also minimal recovery time. Opting for LASIK with Boston Vision brings numerous advantages, including:
- Long-term Savings—Eliminating recurring costs of glasses and contacts, the initial cost of LASIK is a worthwhile investment.
- Safety—LASIK is a well-established, safe procedure. Most patients return to their normal routine within a day or two post-procedure.
- Simplified Life—Enjoy life without the daily nuisance of glasses or contacts.
Schedule a consultation today with Boston Vision and start your journey towards a life independent of glasses and contacts.
Boston Vision Correction Procedures
Today's life-changing procedures make it possible to improve your vision to 20/20—or better.
EVO ICL™ (Implantable Collamer Lens)
EVO ICL™ (Implantable Collamer Lens) surgery involves putting an artificial lens in the eye. Unlike RLE, the natural lens is not removed, and the artificial lens is placed between the natural lens and the iris.
EVO ICL™ can correct nearsightedness and astigmatism. It is sometimes referred to as an implantable contact lens.
PRK Surgery (Photorefractive Keratectomy)
What is PRK Surgery?
PRK Surgery (Photorefractive Keratectomy) is a type of laser eye surgery that is used to correct refractive errors such as nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), and astigmatism. PRK is an alternative to LASIK eye surgery and is particularly suitable for individuals who may not be candidates for LASIK due to certain corneal characteristics.
Overview of the PRK surgery process:
- Corneal Epithelium Removal:
- In PRK, the surgeon begins by removing the thin outer layer of the cornea called the epithelium. This can be done using an alcohol solution, a special brush, or a laser.
- Laser Reshaping of the Cornea:
- Once the epithelium is removed, a laser is used to precisely reshape the cornea. The laser ablates or removes microscopic amounts of corneal tissue based on the patient’s refractive error. The goal is to correct the curvature of the cornea and improve the focus of light on the retina.
- Healing Process:
- Unlike LASIK, where a corneal flap is created, PRK does not involve creating a flap. Instead, the corneal surface is allowed to regenerate naturally. The healing process involves the growth of new epithelial cells over the treated area.
- Post-operative Care:
- Following PRK surgery, patients are given medicated eye drops to aid in the healing process and prevent infection. Recovery may take a bit longer compared to LASIK, and patients may experience temporary discomfort during the initial days.
Key considerations for PRK surgery include:
- Corneal Thickness: PRK may be a suitable option for individuals with thinner corneas who may not be ideal candidates for LASIK.
- Occupational Considerations: PRK may be recommended for individuals with occupations or lifestyles that carry a risk of corneal injury, as it eliminates the creation of a corneal flap.
- Healing Time: The initial visual recovery may take longer with PRK compared to LASIK. Patients typically experience optimal vision several weeks after the procedure.
PRK is a well-established and effective procedure for vision correction, and its suitability depends on individual factors. It’s important to consult with an experienced refractive surgeon or eye care professional to determine the most appropriate laser eye surgery option based on your eye health and lifestyle.
Samir Melki, MD, PHD
Dr. Samir Melki, an accomplished ophthalmologist, is a charter fellow at the World College of Refractive Surgery and holds a part-time associate professor position at Harvard Medical School. He divides his time between his private practice at Boston Vision and the Massachusetts Eye and Ear at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Melki has made significant contributions to the field, including designing surgical instruments, pioneering innovative procedures, and participating in research trials. Outside of medicine, he has a passion for travel, skiing, scuba diving, biking, and photography, with a published collection of his work.
Jason Brenner, MD
Dr. Jason Brenner is a valued member of the Boston Vision team, bringing extensive education and experience to provide excellent care to patients. He obtained a Bachelor of Science in biology with a minor in medical ethics from Lafayette College and completed his medical degree at George Washington University School of Medicine. With a specialization in cornea, refractive, and anterior segment surgery, Dr. Brenner performs various procedures, including corneal transplants and corneal cross-linking. Additionally, he practices comprehensive ophthalmology and is actively involved in teaching and supervising residents, fellows, and master’s students at renowned institutions such as Harvard Medical School and the Boston University.
Vinny Keshav, MD, MS
Dr. Vinny Keshav is an accomplished ophthalmologist with a diverse educational background. He received his medical education from The Ohio State University College of Medicine and completed his residency training at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Keshav further specialized in Cornea and Refractive Surgery through a fellowship at Tufts University and Ophthalmic Consultants of Boston. He is board-certified in ophthalmology and has expertise in medical diseases of the cornea, refractive surgery, cataract surgery, and anterior segment reconstruction. In addition to practicing comprehensive ophthalmology, Dr. Keshav has a keen interest in public policy, advocacy, international ophthalmology, and enjoys various hobbies outside of his profession.
If you’re looking for LASIK in Boston, you can rest assured that you have access to some of the nation’s top laser eye surgeons.
LASIK is a life-changing procedure with incredibly high patient satisfaction rates (over 95 percent), allowing Boston residents clear vision for years to come. Most patients don’t need corrective lenses, such as glasses or contacts, following LASIK.
During the procedure, your surgeon will use a laser to reshape your cornea, allowing light to refract correctly so your vision is clear. LASIK can correct various refractive errors, including myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism.
Serious complications from LASIK are exceedingly rare, allowing patients to enjoy clear vision without issues.
If you need LASIK in Boston, look for a surgeon who has performed thousands of surgeries and has access to the latest LASIK technology. You’ll start with an assessment to gauge whether you are a good candidate for LASIK.
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