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The iLASIK Difference

Nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. These conditions are caused by an imbalance between the eye’s cornea and/or lens, which causes light to focus in front of or behind the retina, rather than directly on it. This can make your vision blurry at various distances.

Prescription eyeglasses and contact lenses can correct vision, but many people find them uncomfortable or unflattering. Others can't wear contact lenses due to certain medical conditions or complications, while others find lens maintenance cumbersome, expensive and time consuming and want a more convenient and less costly option.

Today there is a better option: Laser Vision Correction or LASIK.

LASIK (Laser-Assisted In-Situ Keratomileusis) addresses these refractive disorders by using a combination of two separate lasers to correct or reshape the curvature of the cornea so normal, clear sight is achieved. More than 30 million patients worldwide, and 15 million patients in the United States, have had LASIK since the procedure was first approved by the FDA in 1998. 

At the Forefront of Technology: Blade-free iLASIK™

Dr. Peter Rapoza uses the highly-advanced, custom blade-less iLASIK™ technology for his LASIK patients.

iLASIK™ is an advanced FDA approved wavefront-guided blade-free laser vision correction technology system that safely and effectively treats nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. Since each person's eye is inherently unique, the accompanying WaveScan Wavefront technology provides micro-measurements, so the LASIK procedure is custom tailored and personalized for you. This customized, individualized laser vision correction treatment may result in clearer, sharper vision and optimal outcomes for you.

iLASIK uses Intralase technology, a completely blade-free laser system for flap creation. This advanced technique is important not only because it reduces the older risks associated with manual flap techniques, but also because it creates a smoother cornea bed surface.

The clinical evidence of iLASIK™ is significant.  Based on research-backed clinical studies, organizations with the highest standards for safety and visual acuity have adopted the iLASIK method for their personnel, including fighter pilots in the United States military and NASA.

Benefits of iLASIK™

iLASIK™ revolutionizes the field of laser vision correction by the use of two computer guided lasers instead of a blade or only one laser, as in earlier generation LASIK procedures. It also utilizes WaveScan Wavefront technology and Iris Registration. 

The benefits of the iLASIK procedure are: 

  • Greater odds of achieving 20/20 or better vision
  • Higher patient satisfaction for visual sharpness and clarity, night vision and glare
  • More precise treatment for more consistent results
  • Corrects the broadest range of vision disorders
  • Offers greater safety and visual recovery advantages 

Risks of LASIK

All medical procedures carry risks; LASIK is no different. Anyone who is considering LASIK should take the time to research the potential risks, complications and side-effects which can include:

  • Dry eye
  • Fluctuating vision
  • Night vision problems
  • Glare or halos
  • Vision loss in very rare cases

These risks can be minimized through careful patient selection, doctor expertise and through the utilization of advanced technology with safety features such as those offered via the iLASIK system. Dr. Rapoza only selects LASIK candidates who he expects will have optimal outcomes. 

Alternatives to LASIK

If it is determined that you are not a suitable candidate for LASIK, you may still qualify for other vision correction procedures that produce similar LASIK-like results. These include:

  • PRK (Photorefractive Keratectomy)
  • LASEK
  • Astigmatic Keratotomy
  • Implantable Collamer Lens

Alternatives to LASIK may be recommended if you have:

  • High myopia or astigmatism
  • Relatively thinner corneas
  • History of clinically significant dry eyes
  • Previous corneal surgery: radial keratotomy (RK), LASIK or a corneal transplant
  • Greater than average risk of future eye injury due to occupations, hobbies or sports
  • A cataract, which is better managed by cataract surgery
  • Certain eye conditions, such as herpes simplex eye infections, corneal scars or recurrent erosion syndrome

 

 With locations in Boston, Waltham and Danvers, MA  

To Schedule a FREE LASIK Appointment, Call 617-314-2789 or Click Here.

Top Doctor

Trusted LASIK Surgeons Logo 2014 (1).jpgTrusted Vision correction expert Dr. Peter Rapoza has been selected by Trusted LASIK Surgeons as ranking among the top 1-5% of eye care specialists performing LASIK Surgery, Cataract Surgery and Refractive Surgery in the United States today. Read More

 

Patient Comments

"Dear Dr. Rapoza, You have my heartfelt gratitude for your excellent workmanship and wisdom. But especially for your genuinely caring presence. You are a gifted man and I am glad to know you." - Crystalens Patient

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News and Events

— December 16, 2014

2015 Leading Physician of the World

Dr. Peter A. Rapoza has been recognized as a 2015 Leading Physician of the World by the International Association of Healthcare…

— December 1, 2014

The PROWL LASIK Study

PROWL stands for Patient Reported Outcome with LASIK. It was a FDA clinical trial started in 2009 to better understand the risk…

— November 25, 2014

Press Release - ORA Advanced Cataract Surgery

Boston, MA – Ophthalmic Consultants of Boston is pleased to announce that it now offers advanced cataract surgery using ORA, a…

— October 1, 2014

Best Doctor Recognition

Dr. Rapoza has been named one of the Best Doctors in America® for 2014 for the thirteenth consecutive year. The highly regarded…

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50 Staniford Street, Suite 600
Boston, MA 02114

Paid garage parking or street metered parking is available at out 50 Staniford St. location.

Parking is available at 50 Staniford St. in the Longfellow Place Garage. Other garage options include The Garden Garage (located on Lomasney Way) or the Charles River Plaza Deck parking lot, located on Cambridge Street. OCB Clinic: Enter the building and take the elevator to the 6th floor where you will see patient check-in. Boston Eye Surgery and Laser Center: Enter the building. Surgery Center is on 1st floor.

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52 Second Avenue, Suite 2500
Waltham, MA 02451

Free parking is available in the 52 Second Ave. Parking Garage.

Upon entering the garage, drive under the blue sign that says "52 Second Ave: and bear right heading up the parking ramp to levels P1, P2, P3 or P4. Please note your parking location. Enter the building, take the elevators to the 2nd Floor and follow hallway signs to Ophthalmic Consultants of Boston. OCB Clinic is the 2nd door on right. Surgery Center is the first door on the right.

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OCB North Shore - Danvers

104 Endicott Street, Suite 303 
Danvers, MA 01923

Located in the MGH North Shore Center for Outpatient Care. Our office is located on the third floor Suite 303.  

From the South/Boston area: Take I-93 North toward Tobin Bridge. Merge onto Route 1 North. Stay on Route 1 North for approximately 14 miles, then merge onto I-95 North/Route 128 North. Take Exit 24, Endicott Street. At the end of the ramp, go straight through the lights at the intersection into the parking lot.

From the North: Travel 95 South to Danvers. When I-95 and Route 128 split, merge onto Route 128 North. Take Exit 24, Endicott Street. Go straight through the lights at the intersection into the parking lot.