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Bascom Palmer Eye Institute

LASIK and Laser Vision Correction

Why do so many people choose Bascom Palmer for LASIK and other vision correction procedures?

Bascom Palmer Eye Institute continues to be rated the nation’s best eye care hospital by board-certified ophthalmologists from across the United States. This year marks the 11th year that U.S. News & World Reports’ survey of randomly selected ophthalmologists rated Bascom Palmer the #1 eye hospital in the country. Ophthalmology Times, an industry periodical for and by ophthalmologists, surveyed ophthalmology department chairmen who rated Bascom Palmer’s patient care and residency programs the best in the nation and rated it the Best Overall Ophthalmology Program in the U.S.

You will find complete, easy-to-understand information on LASIK and other vision correction procedures on this site. Please note: The information provided on this site is for educational purposes only. It should not be used as a substitute for professional medical advice.

If you are considering LASIK or another vision correction surgery, please call us at 1-877-GO-LASIK, e-mail us or make an appointment for a free refractive surgery screening and consultation. Free screening and consultation is limited to patients considering LASIK or other refractive surgery, not for other ophthalmology services.

Bascom Palmer’s vision correction facilities in Miami, Plantation and Palm Beach Gardens offer the most technically advanced equipment designed to make your procedure as safe and efficient as possible. Our attentive staff is always available to assist you and make you as comfortable and relaxed as possible.

Bascom Palmer has been at the forefront of LASIK and vision correction since its earliest use in 1980. Each of Bascom Palmer’s highly qualified surgeons performing vision correction is a board-certified ophthalmologist and experienced, fellowship-trained cornea specialist. All are internationally recognized in the field.

LASIK brochureOur surgeons teach various vision correction techniques, with laser and without, to ophthalmologists across the nation, and participate as investigators in numerous clinical trials to continually improve the techniques, efficiency and outcomes of vision correction surgery. That means we are using the most up-to-date and proven techniques and technology to provide optimum results. More importantly, if you qualify as a candidate for LASIK or another type of vision correction, we will recommend the best procedure for your visual needs; if you don’t qualify as a candidate, we’ll tell you that as well.

You will find complete, easy-to-understand information on LASIK and other vision correction procedures on this site, or you may download this brochure.

Bascom Palmer provides a “full-service” laser vision correction center. A wide range of refractive surgical procedures are performed, including:

Excimer Laser Procedures:

  • LASIK – Laser In-Situ Keratomileusis
  • PRK – Photorefractive Keratectomy
  • LASEK – Laser Assisted Sub-epithelial Keratomileusis

Lens Implant Procedures:

  • Clear Lens Extraction – Refractive Lens Exchange
  • Phakic Intraocular Lens (IOL)
  • Intacs – Intrastromal Corneal Ring Segment

Incisional Procedure:

  • AK – Astigmatic Keratotomy

Thermal Procedures:

  • LTK – Laser Thermal Keratoplasty
  • CK – Conductive Keratoplasty