Refractive Surgery/Laser Vision Correction

With technological advancements happening at a rapid pace, the options for refractive vision correction have increased dramatically during the last few years. We are proud that Mass. Eye and Ear physicians and researchers have been at the forefront of many of these developments and have participated in many of the FDA reviewed clinical trials.

If your vision is affected by nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), or astigmatism, you can trust our physicians to help you choose the right solution to achieve your vision goals. Our physicians perform thousands of vision correction procedures annually, using the most advanced techniques and technology available today. Our goal is to provide you with the facts and resources you need to make the decision that is best for your situation.

Laser Vision Correction (Refractive Surgery) is a term given to surgical procedures designed to correct certain vision problems such as myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism. These procedures use an excimer laser beam to help reshape the cornea. An excimer laser produces "cool" light beams, which are ideal for refractive surgery. These procedures are done on an outpatient basis. The two most common procedures performed with the excimer laser are photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) and laser in-situ keratomileusis (LASIK).

Additional Information:

View our Laser Vision Correction brochure for more information.

Brad's Story: PRK Laser Vision Correction from Mass. Eye and Ear on Vimeo.

After years of struggling with poor eye site, Brad finally decided that glasses were becoming too much for him and his active lifestyle. After his father had laser vision correction, Brad looked into it for himself. He came to Mass. Eye and Ear and found out he was not a good candidate for Lasik but was a great candidate for PRK. Now Brad is able to play with his 2 children and even joined the Mass. Eye and Ear Boston Marathon Team in 2014!