Laser Vision Correction
Dr. Boghossian offers the latest and the most advanced vision correction technology available, including wavefront guided, wavefront optimized, all-laser LASIK, and SBK.
Sub-Bowman’s Keratomileusis or SBK is the latest and the most advanced laser vision procedure available. It uses an advanced femtosecond laser to create an ultra thin customized flap not possible with traditional LASIK equipment. In clinical trials, SBK has been shown to provide unique advantages including quicker visual recovery, better night vision and higher safety compared with traditional LASIK with a microkeratome.
Laser-Assisted in Situ Keratomileusis or LASIK is a popular laser vision procedure that is performed in two steps. In the first step, a corneal flap is created using a microkeratome or a laser. In the second step, an advanced laser reshapes the cornea. LASIK is used to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism.
Photorefractive Keratectomy or PRK is a similar procedure compared to LASIK except that in PRK a flap is not created. In PRK the outer epithelium is removed and an advanced laser reshapes the surface of the cornea. PRK can be used to correct for nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism and is a great option for individuals with thin or irregular corneas. Although the healing time is longer when compared to LASIK, the visual results are just the same.
Other Vision Correction Options
Some people learn they are not eligible for any kind of laser vision correction. Fortunately, there are other options.
- Phakic IOL
Phakic Intraocular Lenses are artificial lenses that are implanted inside the eye, in front of the natural lens of the eye. Phakic IOLs are ideal for patients who are severely nearsighted and are not candidates for laser vision correction.
- Multifocal IOLs
Multifocal Intraocular Lenses are used in place of the natural lenses after cataract surgery. Unlike the traditional intraocular lenses, these lenses allow patients to see both distance and near in the same eye. They are ideal for individuals with early cataracts.