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Ophthalmic Consultants of Long Island (OCLI) is a multidisciplinary eye care facility staffed with experienced, board-certified ophthalmologists, including nationally recognized laser vision correction surgeons who perform LASIK, iLASIK and PRK. At OCLI offices located throughout Long Island, we work tirelessly to deliver unsurpassed vision correction results. Our surgeons have an excellent track record of helping Long Island LASIK surgery patients greatly reduce or completely eliminate their need for eyeglasses and contact lenses.
Laser vision correction is an elective procedure, so it is essential that you feel comfortable with this life-changing decision. Our skilled team of superb eye surgeons is more than happy to answer any questions you may have about laser vision correction procedures and are available to assist you by phone at 1-866-SEE-OCLI (1-866-733-6254) or by e-mail at email@example.com.
iLASIK, also known as all-laser LASIK, is an enhanced form of the LASIK procedure. To perform iLASIK, our surgeons combine the leading-edge Intralase technology, the iFS™ Femtosecond Laser System, with the state-of-the-art VISX™ Star4 excimer laser for a bladeless LASIK experience that promotes maximum patient safety and comfort while delivering highly accurate surgical outcomes.
The iFS™ Femtosecond Laser System sets a new standard for corneal flap creation by allowing our surgeons to perform this crucial step of the LASIK procedure with maximum control and predictable outcomes. Further, the iFS™ Femtosecond Laser allows us to develop customized treatment plans to serve the unique vision needs of our patients, thereby producing outstanding vision corrections results.
Our VISX™ Star4 excimer laser is a state-of-the-art surgical laser that was developed with Hubble Telescope technology, expanding its treatment zones to correct higher-order aberrations, which cannot be corrected with any other type of vision correction treatment. In addition, the VISX excimer laser features the latest CustomVue wavefront technology and IRIS registration. The VISX excimer laser allows us to correct even the minutest corneal flaws, thereby correcting nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism.
LASIK eye surgery is a highly popular vision correction technique that is also performed with the VISX Star4™ excimer laser. It differs from iLASIK in that a surgical tool called microkeratome is used for the creation of the corneal flap, rather than the iFS™ Femtosecond Laser System. When performed by one of our skilled OCLI eye surgeons, LASIK leads to excellent vision correction results, often greatly reducing the patient's need for corrective eyewear.
PRK is an alternative treatment for patients whose cornea may be too thin for the LASIK or iLASIK procedure. PRK does not involve the creation of a corneal flap. In PRK, a dilute alcohol solution is used to remove a thin outer layer of the cornea (the epithelium). Once this is accomplished, the VISX Star4™ excimer laser is used to reshape the deeper layers of the cornea, thereby correcting the patient’s refractive errors.
The best candidates for LASIK, PRK or iLASIK in Long Island are individuals who are in good general health and have had a stable vision prescription for at least 12 months. Patients must be at least 18 years old. Pregnant women and individuals who suffer from severe degenerative or autoimmune diseases may not be good candidates for laser vision correction surgery.
To help you determine which laser vision correction option is best for you, our eye surgeons offer FREE CONSULTATION appointments. You may schedule your complimentary consultation online or by calling OCLI at 1-866-SEE-OCLI (1-866-733-6254).
The Long Island LASIK specialists of OCLI are renowned ophthalmologists, many of whom also treat Long Island cataract and glaucoma patients. To learn more about cataract or glaucoma surgery at OCLI, please visit our cataract or glaucoma page.