LASIK Alternatives

Vistar Eye Center’s refractive surgeons are trained to identify the best procedure for each patient.

What is Refractive Surgery?

Refractive surgery is a procedure to enhance a patient’s vision by reducing or eliminating the need for glasses or contacts. LASIK is the most common refractive surgery, but there are others.

Implantable Contact Lens (ICL)

The ICL procedure uses an implanted corrective lens to correct a patient’s prescription and reduce or even eliminate the need for glasses. ICL is an excellent option for patients with strong negative or minus power prescriptions.

Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE)

Through the removal and replacement of the eye’s natural lens, RLE can provide patients with a high degree of glasses independence. Nearly identical to cataract surgery, RLE is a strong option for older patients with strong prescriptions.