The Refractive Procedures we offer at Boston Lasik in Boston, MA

At Boston Lasik, we are committed to personalized care that considers each patient’s unique eye and vision needs. Patients seeking a permanent treatment for refractive errors (nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism), have access to four different takes of refractive eye surgery at our office.


LASIK is the most well-known corrective vision surgery and it can be used to treat all types of refractive eye conditions. During the LASIK procedure, an anesthetic will be applied to numb the eyes so you won’t feel any pain. A thin corneal flap will be made and the cornea will be carefully reshaped with a laser to correct asymmetry and vision problems resulting from it. LASIK only takes 12 minutes for both eyes and patients can see clearly the next day.


PRK is a different type of laser eye surgery that mainly differs from LASIK regarding the recovery time. During the PRK procedure, a laser is used to vaporize a thin layer of corneal tissue instead of creating a flap. It will take about two weeks for vision to stabilize and become clear, but patients can treat one eye at a time to make the recovery easier. PRK is often the better option for patients who have active lifestyles or those with thin corneas who might be susceptible to flap complications.

Implantable Contact Lens 

An implantable contact lens (ICL) is a great option for patients who are prone to dry eye, which could be temporarily worsened by laser procedures. The ICL is not like other contact lenses. It will be implanted permanently over the natural lens of the eye and the corneal tissue will not be reshaped. The entire procedure only takes 15-20 minutes. Patients often see clearly the next day and the recovery time is minimal.

Clear Lens Extraction

Clear lens extraction or refractive lens exchange is similar to cataract surgery but acts as a vision correction treatment and can even prevent cataracts later in life. During the procedure, the natural lens of the eye is removed and replaced with an intraocular lens implant (IOL). Different types of IOLs can treat various vision problems; we also have specialty IOLs like light-adjustable lenses and multifocal lenses.

Schedule an Appointment

To learn more about your options for corrective eye surgery in Boston, schedule an appointment today at one of our Boston Vision offices. Our team of expert eye surgeons will be happy to discuss your options in more detail and help you make the best choice for your individual needs.