Alternatives to LASIK Eye Surgery

LASIK eye surgery is the most popular type of vision correction because it can effectively treat a wide range of refractive disorders. However, it does not address all prescriptions and anomalies.

If you have been told that you are not a good candidate for LASIK, this does not mean that you cannot enjoy the benefits of advanced vision correction. There are several excellent alternatives to LASIK that can provide you with the same high-quality results.

One of the best LASIK alternatives is the Visian ICL – an Implantable Collamer Lens that corrects your vision much like a contact lens, with the exception that it is permanent and does not require regular maintenance. The Visian ICL works by bending light so it can focus correctly on your retina. It is placed behind your iris and in front of your eye’s natural lens to provide improved distance vision, UV protection, and more.

You may be a good candidate for the Visian ICL if you:

Are nearsighted


Have astigmatism


Have a low or high prescription that would reduce the effectiveness of LASIK


Have thin corneas


Have dry eyes


Are between the ages of 21 and 45 years old

Implanting the Visian ICL only requires a brief 15-minute procedure that can be performed under local anesthesia by an ophthalmologist. Once it has been placed, the ICL won’t be visible to others, and you won’t feel it in your eye. Best of all, you do not need to worry about performing any special care or maintenance.

At Northeastern Eye Institute, the Visian ICL procedure is performed by Dr. Chris Jordan, a Board Certified ophthalmologist who has performed a high volume of ophthalmic surgical procedures throughout his career.

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Other LASIK Alternatives

Apart from the Visian ICL, there are other alternatives to LASIK, such as PRK (Photorefractive Keratectomy) and LASEK. Both of these procedures are similar to LASIK, except for the fact that they do not use a corneal flap. The laser is applied directly to the surface of your cornea, instead of underneath your cornea.

Because of this, PRK and LASEK are ideal for patients whose corneas are too thin to allow for the creation of a corneal flap in LASIK. Both PRK and LASEK can provide the same results as LASIK: they simply require a slightly longer recovery period.

Areas Served

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Hamlin Location
Northeastern Eye Institute’s Hamlin office is located in the Hamlin Shopping Center at 569 Hamlin Highway. This location also serves the communities of Lake Ariel, Newfoundland, Greentown, Moscow, Gouldsboro, Hawley,
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Honesdale Location
Northeastern Eye Institute’s newly renovated Honesdale office is located at 626 Park Street. In addition to Honesdale, this office serves the communities of Uniondale, Lake Como, Starlight, Milford, Hawley, Waymart,
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Hazleton Location
Northeastern Eye Institute’s Laurel Mall office is located at the Laurel Mall in Hazle, PA. This office serves the communities of Hazleton, West Hazleton, Sugarloaf, Conyngham, Drums, Freeland, White Haven
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Mid-Valley Location
Northeastern Eye Institute’s Mid-Valley office is located at 1582 Main Street in Peckville, in the Planet Fitness Plaza. In addition to Peckville, this office also serves the communities of Dickson
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Montrose Location
Northeastern Eye Institute’s Montrose office is located at 16749 State Route 706 in the Rob’s Market Plaza. In addition to Montrose, this office also serves the communities of Susquehanna, Gibson,
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Mountaintop Location
Northeastern Eye Institute’s Mountaintop office is located at 10 1/2 South Mountain Blvd. This location also serves the communities of Hazleton, Nanticoke, Ashley, Berwick, Nescopeck, White Haven, Drums, Conyngham, Hanover
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Pittston Location
Northeastern Eye Institute’s Pittston office is located at the Pittston Plaza, 1850 South Township Blvd. This office serves the communities of Pittston, West Pittston, Exeter, Wyoming, Plains, Duryea, Avoca, Moosic,
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Pocono Summit Location
Northeastern Eye Institute’s Pocono office is located in the Pocono Summit Plaza in Pocono Summit, PA. This office also serves the communities of Mount Pocono, Tobyhanna, Pocono Pines, Cresco, Blakeslee,
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Scranton Location
Our Scranton office is home to our Ambulatory Surgical Center where we offer LASIK, cataract surgery, intraocular lens implants, and other eye surgeries to correct retina issues for patients in
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Tunkhannock Location
Northeastern Eye Institute’s Tunkhannock office is located at 304 West Tioga Street. This office also serves the communities of Meshoppen, Mehoopany, Dushore, Laceyville, Springville, Dimock, Eaton Twp., Nicholson, Factoryville, Dalton,
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Kidder Street Location
Northeastern Eye Institute’s Wilkes-Barre office is located at 679 Kidder Street near the busy Kidder Street shopping district. This office also serves the communities of Kingston, Forty Fort, Edwardsville and