LASIK eye surgery is the standard procedure done to improve vision. But not everyone is a good candidate for LASIK. At Boston Vision, we aim to help all patients that want vision correction, so we offer various procedures to do so. A lot of people have thin corneas that aren’t suitable for LASIK surgery. Others may have a strong prescription that is too much for LASIK to correct. The other vision correction procedures that we offer are:

  • Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)
  • Implantable Contact Lens (EVO ICL)
  • Refractive/Clear Lens Exchange

Photo Refractive Keratectomy (PRK)

PRK laser eye surgery is one of the several refractive surgery procedures used by ophthalmologists. This surgery permanently changes the shape of the cornea in order to improve the way it focuses light on the retina. The PRK procedure gives very similar results to LASIK eye surgery. In general, the recovery period is a little longer with PRK than with LASIK. 


The EVO ICL, also called the implantable contact lens, was FDA approved in 2022. It is a vision correction option for patients with nearsightedness and astigmatism. It may even be a great choice for patients that have been told they are not a candidate for LASIK. Learn more about EVO ICL. 

Refractive/Clear Lens Exchange

Refractive lens exchange surgery, or clear lens exchange, is an alternative to LASIK and PRK for patients who have presbyopia or high hyperopia, also known as farsightedness. This procedure is very similar to cataract surgery except you’re removing a clear lens rather than a cloudy one. During the surgery, your eye surgeon will replace the eye’s natural lens with an artificial lens to correct vision, reducing the need for corrective lenses including reading glasses or bifocals. 

LASIK, EVO Self Test


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If you would like vision correction surgery to en, then talk to an eye care specialist at Boston Vision. We can help to recommend the best procedure for you to get restored vision. To schedule your appointment, book online with us or email us at to get started.

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