Laser Eye Surgery Procedures

LASIK & Laser Eye Surgery Options

Laser Vision Correction Procedures

Everyone’s eyes are different. A pre-procedure consultation with your doctor will help determine the right type of laser eye surgery for you. Depending on your circumstances and prescription, some of the following laser vision correction options may be better suited to your unique visual needs:

Watch as Dr. Joseph from LasikPlus, part of our Family of LASIK brands, guide you through the LASIK procedure step by step.

Types of LASIK Procedures

Traditional LASIK

Traditional LASIK revolutionized vision correction when first introduced. This procedure uses a microkeratome blade to create a corneal flap, allowing surgeons to reshape the eye and improve vision. While effective, newer LASIK techniques have since surpassed this method. While traditional LASIK paved the way for laser eye surgery, TLC Laser Eye Centers does not use this method because newer techniques offer enhanced safety and precision.

Bladeless LASIK

Your eyes are too important to trust with just anyone. That is why bladeless LASIK is available at all of our centers.

Trust your eyes to the best—bladeless LASIK is available at all our centers. Bladeless LASIK uses a laser to create the corneal flap, providing personalized treatment for each patient. This method eliminates the use of blades in laser eye surgery.

Your TLC surgeons now offer customization for you in all parts of the LASIK procedure:

  • Custom diagnosis (before the procedure)
  • Custom corneal flap (Bladeless LASIK)
  • Custom vision treatment (Wavefront guided LASIK)

Custom LASIK

Custom LASIK is a laser vision correction procedure that helps your LASIK surgeon further customize the correction to your individual eyes. LASIK surgeons are able to focus on the quantity as well as the quality of your vision. Custom LASIK may result in vision clearer and sharper than ever before.

Custom LASIK uses Wavefront Technology to measure the way light travels through your eye. This technology performs a detailed analysis of your eye that examines the entire optical system. The instrument used provides information about the unique visual characteristics of your eye, allowing for an additional level of data about your vision.  This, in turn, enables your TLC LASIK surgeon to further customize your vision correction. The data is used to guide the laser during your Custom LASIK laser vision correction procedure for optimal results.

Compared to other forms of laser vision correction, Custom LASIK has been shown or is believed to provide patients with:

  • A greater chance of achieving improved vision
  • The potential, in certain cases, for better vision than possible with contacts or glasses
  • Less incidence of glare, halos and night vision disturbances

Modern LASIK

Modern LASIK eye surgery offers a permanent vision correction solution for many. This advanced procedure combines customization and bladeless technology for exceptional results.

What is Modern LASIK?
  • Utilizes cutting-edge diagnostics to create a personalized treatment plan.
  • Employs femtosecond lasers for precise corneal reshaping.
  • Corrects nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.
Benefits of Modern LASIK:
  • Rapid recovery: Get back to your life quickly.
  • Enhanced safety: Bladeless technology potentially reduces risks.
  • Long-lasting results: Enjoy sharper vision without glasses or contacts.

Topography-Guided LASIK

Topography-Guided LASIK represents another advancement in LASIK technology, with options like Contoura® Vision which offers a personalized approach to achieving sharper, clearer sight.

What Makes Contoura Vision Different?
  • Topography-Guided Technology: Creates a customized treatment plan based on the unique 3D map of your cornea, unlike traditional LASIK.
  • Enhanced Precision: Addresses even minor corneal irregularities that may impact vision quality.
  • Exceptional Results: Studies show Contoura Vision patients often achieve vision better than 20/20.


Unlike LASIK, PRK reshapes the cornea using an excimer laser without creating a corneal flap. This may be beneficial for patients with:

  • Thinner corneas: PRK avoids creating a flap, potentially a better option for those with a thinner corneal structure.
  • Active lifestyles: PRK may be suitable for individuals in certain professions or sports where a LASIK flap could be a concern.

Monovision LASIK

This innovative technique corrects one eye for distance vision and the other for near vision. This may help some patients:

  • Reduce dependence on reading glasses: Potentially see clearly near and far without them.
  • Combat presbyopia: Address the age-related need for reading glasses.