Laser Vision Correction Surgery (LASIK) in Northeast Pennsylvania

Over 40 million people around the world have experienced the benefits of LASIK. In fact, LASIK has one of the highest satisfaction rates of any surgical procedure, with more than 96% of patients reporting that they are happy with their results. Clear vision is right at your fingertips. Find out how LASIK can change your life.

What is LASIK?

Seeing clearly from the moment you wake up without the need to fumble for your glasses or put in contact lenses


Significant reduction in the amount of money spent on eyewear (or in many instances, eliminating this expenditure altogether)


Ability to participate in your favorite athletic activities without using corrective eyewear


Streamlining your travel bag (no need to carry around contact lens solutions everywhere you go)


Eliminating discomfort from allergic reactions to contact lenses and solutions


Avoiding any potential damage to your eyes that may occur as a result of long-term contact lens use


Increased eligibility for careers that require clear vision without corrective lenses

Northeastern Eye Institute (NEI) has been providing comprehensive eye care services since 1984. Our LASIK surgeons are among the best-informed and most highly trained ophthalmologists in the field. The surgeons at NEI have collectively performed thousands of successful laser vision correction procedures, and we can help you achieve the clear vision you desire.

The best way to determine whether LASIK is the right procedure for your unique needs is to speak with our doctors in person. Please call 855-204-9320 today to schedule a free LASIK consultation. For the convenience of our patients, we have 15 offices throughout the Northeastern Pennsylvania area.

Custom LASIK

Your vision is unique. It is as individual as your fingerprint or your DNA. As a result, there’s no way that a standardized LASIK procedure can achieve the best possible results for all people. Instead, the best way to ensure the precision and accuracy required to achieve clear vision is to customize the procedure based on the unique nuances of your refractive vision errors.

Custom LASIK represents a significant advance from traditional laser vision technology. It allows our eye doctors to correct for higher order aberrations such as glare and halos in addition to treating conventional refractive vision errors such as nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism.

As implied by the name, custom LASIK gives our ophthalmologists the ability to tailor your laser vision correction procedure to the unique contours of your eyes. Due to the detail provided by a 3D wavefront map of your eye, custom LASIK results in the best possible outcome and reduces the risk of potential complications. In most instances, 20/20 vision or better can be achieved with custom LASIK.

Custom LASIK Technology

VISX WaveScan® is a form of technology that historically has been used in space telescopes. VISX WaveScan® provides our eye surgeons with a map of the unique characteristics and patterns of your eye. This map enables our doctors to determine a customized treatment pattern that is unique to your eyes:

  • VISX WaveScan® technology measures your vision up to 25 times more precisely than traditional methods used to measure vision for conventional eyewear.
  • VISX® CustomVue™ technology is an FDA-approved technology that enables our ophthalmologists to correct your vision even more precisely than ever before.
  • If our eye doctors feel it is beneficial, they may choose to provide you with a PreVue® Lens during the consultation. The PreVue® Lens enables you to view an approximation of your potential corrected vision prior to treatment; however, it is not meant to be predictive of your actual result.

Benefits of choosing this more advanced procedure include:

  • Night vision is up to four times better than what can be achieved with a traditional LASIK procedure
  • Re-treatment rates are significantly lower
  • Automated tracking and centering provides enhanced accuracy
  • Preserves more eye tissue
  • Minimizes treatment time

“After a custom LASIK procedure at Northeastern Eye Institute, my vision improved to the point where I could qualify to be a fighter pilot. Not bad when you consider I couldn’t drive without wearing my glasses before that…”
— DJ Dave DiRienzo

Intralase (Bladeless LASIK)

Creation of the corneal flap is the first step in a LASIK procedure, and the use of an excimer laser to treat the underlying corneal tissue is the second step. Traditionally, the flap is created using a microkeratome, which is a sophisticated surgical instrument with a very precise oscillating blade.

In rare cases, microkeratome use has led to less-than-perfect flap creation, including:

  • Uneven flap edges which in turn can lead to an irregular corneal surface and a certain amount of astigmatism
  • Incomplete flaps, known as buttonhole flaps, which can lead to small scars

At NEI, we offer the Intralase Method™ for creating the corneal flap. This is a blade-free technique where, instead of using a microkeratome, we use a cool laser which emits microscopically tiny pulses of light.

Each pulse of light travels through the outer surface of the cornea to a predetermined depth and creates a tiny bubble. Thousands of bubbles are formed according to the specific treatment plan devised by your NEI eye surgeon. The effect of these bubbles is to loosen corneal tissue, allowing it to be dislodged.

Because the bubbles can be placed very precisely, they create a thinner and smoother flap than can be created with a microkeratome. Whereas a microkeratome separates the flap in a straight line, the Intralase laser can create it in a curved contour that matches your eye. The resulting improvement in your vision is more predictable.

Since the Intralase laser creates a thinner flap, it enlarges the pool of good LASIK candidates. If you have previously been told that your corneas are too thin for a LASIK procedure, you may now be able to enjoy the benefits of vision correction through Intralase.

You can learn more about Intralase technology by reading this article.


The iLASIK procedure combines advanced custom laser vision correction with IntraLase technology to produce clearer vision and better clinical outcomes than can be achieved when these technologies are used separately.

iLASIK uses tried-and-trusted wavefront technology to correct vision – the same technology used by scientists at NASA and other agencies for space research and exploration. All branches of the U.S. military, plus NASA, recently allowed their servicemen and women to undergo laser vision correction to correct their vision as a result of clinical studies performed using iLASIK technology.

iDesign LASIK

The iDesign system is an advanced, FDA-approved LASIK method that provides an extraordinarily clear and detailed image of your eye. This image provides our experienced eye surgeons with an invaluable tool we can use to safely address your vision problems – in fact, most iDesign patients achieve at least 20/16 vision.

This revolutionary new system generates a high definition scan of your eye and its contours using technology that will be a part of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope. iDesign creates more than 1,200 micro readings of the eye, capturing the shape and curvature of your cornea, as well as observing how well light passes through the pupil under different conditions.

The measurements provided by the iDesign system will be used to create a blueprint for your LASIK procedure. All of this technology achieves a very significant improvement over other LASIK mapping tools. With iDesign, we can see details of your eye that have never before been available to us. Clinical studies have found that iDesign patients report high levels of satisfaction as well as observable improvements in vision.

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In addition, Northeastern Eye Institute has the largest network of offices and experienced eye care physicians in Northeastern Pennsylvania:

  • Northeastern Eye Institute offers patients a choice of two Board certified ophthalmologists who can perform your laser vision correction procedure
    • The Board certified LASIK surgeons at Northeastern Eye Institute have collectively performed thousands of successful laser vision correction procedures – in fact, this is the highest number of procedures performed in Northeastern Pennsylvania
    • Northeastern Eye Institute’s network of 15 offices enables patients to have their consultation, pre-procedure evaluation and follow-up care close to their home or place of work
    • Northeastern Eye Institute is affiliated with over 100 local optometrists, each certified to provide pre- and post-operative care for laser vision correction patients.
What Our Customers
Are Saying
Hugo H

Great place. Clean and professional office. Dr. Jordan is a fantastic doctor. I got cataract surgery on both eyes and it changed my life 100%. Great staff. Highly recommend this practice.

J.B. Wright

I suffered from a corneal abrasion suddenly while I was in town for business. The group was very responsive in getting back to me and squeezing me in on the same day. They recently incorporated a new computer system and I can see the benefits to that implementation. It made the check-in process very easy and quick. Dr. Fox was attentive and compassionate to my problem. She prescribed my prescription and laid out a clear path for me to take as soon as I flew home. Thank you to the team!

Wilma Mitchell

I had cataract surgery and it went fantastic! All the staff were very professional and helpful. Dr Jordan made me feel very comfortable. I can see so much better. I am even driving at nite, which was a big issue. Highly recommend them!

Michele Keating

Great job by intake person for Dr William Jordan today. I was not able to get her name I just had surgery on my knee a few days prior to the visit and was in a great amount of discomfort She was kind and accommodating to me in every way and was very patient with me and helpful

Willie Schumacher

Northeast eye is fantastic. I had 2 cataracts removed and new lens put in. Everyone was polite, efficient, and helpful. Dr Frattali is great. Very detailed, very reassuring and even quietly sang while operating on my eyes. No discomfort. I felt well cared for and informed the entire time. Would highly recommend them. I left there not having to wear glasses for now. I look forward to their follow up.

Harold Cameron

I always receive outstanding eye care when I go to the Northeastern Eye Institute in Scranton. The staff are pleasant and helpful. Dr. Arthur Jordan Jr. always provides the highest quality of eye care for me. I am very pleased with NE Eye and will continue to go there for my vision needs.

Thomas Glasspool

They did a great job with my Lasik procedure. They were polite and professional and kept me informed during the whole process. I was able to schedule my Lasik the same week I had my evaluation.

Art Jordan

Northeastern Eye Institute is one of the best eye care practices in the area, every time I go there the staff is friendly, considerate and helpful. When I'm with my doctor he listens to my concerns, and explains to me, so I can understand, the issues I was having with my eyes. Unlike other doctors who have rushed through my visit as if I were on a assembly line. I would highly recommend Northeastern Eye to anyone who is looking for an eye doctor.

Barbara Holder

Had an appointment last week with Dr.Walsh.. she was awesome ..All the office staff was masked and they had hand sanitizer around the office.when I paid with my credit card they even sanitized it before giving it back to me.. the lady that helped me pick out my frames was very friendly and knowledgeable about the frames that would look nice on me .the whole process from checking in and picking frames out to sitting down to place my order took under 90 minutes. Will definitely recommend them to people

Our Lasik Eye Doctors

Why Choose NEI for your Laser Vision Correction

NEI has been a pioneer in the laser vision correction field in Northeastern Pennsylvania on many fronts:

  • First to offer radial keratotomy (RK)
  • First to introduce the excimer laser, the tool used for laser vision correction, to Northeastern Pennsylvania
    • First to offer photo-refractive keratectomy (PRK), the first laser-based vision correction procedure
    • First center in this area to offer this technology to treat farsightedness
    • First in the area to introduce Conductive Keratoplasty (CK), a procedure designed to end or greatly reduce your need for reading glasses
    • First LASIK provider in Northeastern Pennsylvania to offer iDesign LASIK, the most advanced laser vision correction technology available
    • NEI introduced Custom Vision Correction (VISX® CustomVue™), a new and advanced form of laser vision correction that uses Wavefront technology to produce vision that could be even better than what you see with glasses or contact lenses


Unfortunately, not everyone is a good candidate for LASIK. During your consultation, our ophthalmologists will carefully evaluate the condition of your eyes in order to determine whether LASIK is the best laser vision correction option for you.

In general, ideal LASIK candidates:

  • Are over the age of 18
  • Have stable vision for at least one year prior to surgery
  • Are free of diseases impacting the cornea or retina
  • Do not have any general health issues that may impact the eyes
  • Have sufficient corneal thickness to accommodate the creation of a LASIK flap
  • Do not have any scarring on the cornea

Fortunately, there are a variety of LASIK alternatives that can help you achieve comparable results if you’re not a suitable candidate for LASIK. Depending on your unique situation, our ophthalmologists may recommend one of the following alternatives:

At Northeastern Eye Institute, we realize that many patients choose not to undergo laser vision correction due to the cost and lack of financing options available. For this reason, we offer our patients affordable prices for laser vision correction as well as long-term financing plans, including 0% interest financing, to help make this life-changing procedure affordable and accessible to everyone.

Unlike some laser vision correction facilities, we do not offer unrealistically low prices simply to get you in the door, then present you with a bill that is several times the amount you were initially quoted. At Northeastern Eye Institute, everything is quoted upfront without any hidden costs. We are an ethical and patient-friendly organization that has served the community for decades.

CareCredit for LASIK financing in Northeastern Pennsylvania

You can also take advantage of your Flex Spending Account (FSA) to pay for your LASIK procedure. The advantage of using your FSA is that it allows you to pay for your procedure using pre-tax dollars. This will ultimately save you a significant amount of money on your laser vision correction surgery.

You can use your flex spending account for much more than just LASIK. It can also cover:

  • Premium lens implants
  • Eyeglasses
  • Deductibles
  • Prescription drug co-payments

However, it is important to remember that many of these programs are on a “Use It or Lose It” basis. If you don’t use your flex spend dollars by year-end, you could lose the benefit. Please check with your employer to see if they participate in FSA account program and how much you have available.

Northeastern Eye Institute offers patients a choice of two Board certified ophthalmologists who can perform your laser vision correction procedure

The Board certified LASIK surgeons at Northeastern Eye Institute have collectively performed thousands of successful laser vision correction procedures – in fact, this is the highest number of procedures performed in Northeastern Pennsylvania

Northeastern Eye Institute’s network of 15 offices enables patients to have their consultation, pre-procedure evaluation and follow-up care close to their home or place of work

Northeastern Eye Institute is affiliated with over 100 local optometrists, each certified to provide pre- and post-operative care for laser vision correction patients.