Laser Vision Correction

LASIK & Cataract Surgeons serving Gurnee, River Forest & Chicago


Photo of a woman raising her hands up to celebrate the view of the valley in front of herPRK (photorefractive keratectomy) is a great alternative for people who are not good candidates for LASIK surgery. Both procedures reshape the cornea in order to improve vision.

Laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis (LASIK) has changed the lives of millions of patients. This vision correction method can eliminate your dependence on glasses and contact lenses in as little as a few days. If you are tired of blurry vision, wearing glasses, or using contact lenses, consider this popular procedure to give you the clarity and freedom you have been missing. We’ve provided some quick facts below.

LASIK and PRK are two of the most common laser vision correction procedures. Many patients ask about the difference, especially when they first see the less commonly known PRK surgery.

Visian ICL is a vision correction method that utilizes an implantable lens to give you clear vision without glasses or contacts. This procedure is a great option for many people, including patients who do not qualify for LASIK.

Visian ICL differs from LASIK in a few important ways, most notably that the procedure is reversible and that patients with thin corneas may still be good candidates for the treatment. Learn more about Visian ICL benefits in the infographic below.

What is the PRK procedure?

Photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) is a vision correction method that has been used successfully for decades. This refractive surgery can reduce or eliminate the need for glasses and contact lenses in patients with hyperopia, myopia, and astigmatism.