During your initial evaluation our staff and doctors will advise you on which of the following refractive procedures are the best fit for you.

 

Introducing SMILE-
The latest technology in laser refractive surgery

 
 

SMILE PROCEDURE:
SMall Incision Lenticule Extraction


PEOPLE-lasik is proud to announce that we are the first and only surgery center in the state of Indiana to own the newly FDA approved Zeiss VisuMax, the most comfortable and precise femtosecond laser available. The most exciting service the VisuMax has to offer is the SMILE procedure. SMILE is a flapless, minimally invasive laser refractive procedure. The VisuMax laser is programmed to adjust for refractive error between the cornea and then a small opening (6<mm) is made for the surgeon to gently and easily remove the adjusted tissue. To learn more about the Zeiss VisuMax and the SMILE procedure, go to: http://www.zeiss.com/meditec/int/c/smile.

Step-by-step LASIK procedure

 



LASIK PROCEDURE:
laser assisted in-situ keratomileusis


LASIK is a type of refractive surgery that uses two lasers in a series to adjust the shape of the cornea. First, a femtosecond laser is used to create a flap on the cornea. The surgeon then gently lifts the corneal flap, to prepare for the Excimer laser adjustment. The Excimer laser is used to adjust the shape of the cornea and correct any refractive error. Lastly, the corneal flap is returned to its original position to act as a natural protector for the eye post-procedure. 

 

 

PRK PROCEDURE:
photorefractive keratectomy


PRK, known as the first generation of refractive surgery, was FDA approved before LASIK or SMILE. Like LASIK, PRK uses the Excimer laser to adjust the cornea's shape to correct refractive error. Before the Excimer is used, the surgeon removes the outer most layer of the cornea called the epithelium.  Because the epithelium is removed prior to the laser treatment, there is no corneal flap created. Once the procedure has ended, the patient will wear a protective contact lens for one week while the eye heals. 

Step-by-step PRK procedure