Posted by: Manhattan LASIK Center

Are you tired of wearing glasses or contact lenses? Although they can help you see, there are other options.

If you want an alternative to traditional visual aids, it’s worth considering having a vision correction procedure. For many, when they think about procedures that correct their vision, the first one they think of is LASIK.

Although there’s no doubting LASIK’s immense popularity, it’s not the only laser vision correction procedure available. At Manhattan LASIK Center, you’ll find that we offer several vision correction procedures.

Whether you love the idea of LASIK, don’t qualify for the procedure as a good candidate, or want to explore all your options, there are plenty of ways to achieve visual freedom from glasses and contact lenses. Choosing one of these vision correction procedures is a surefire way of changing your life.

Seeing without contacts or glasses may sound like a dream, but it can be a reality when you undergo a vision correction procedure. Improving your vision can be the first of many steps toward changing your life for the better.

Keep reading to learn more about your options for vision correction and how achieving visual freedom improves your life!

Options When it Comes to Vision Correction Procedures

At Manhattan LASIK Center, we offer the most effective and popular vision correction procedures available. Whatever your reasons for wanting to correct your vision, there is likely a procedure that will help you achieve your goals.

Many people thinking about having SMILE or LASIK may worry they won’t qualify as a good candidate. But for many of these vision correction procedures, almost everyone qualifies as a candidate. Even if you aren’t a good candidate for one procedure, another may suit you better.

If you have refractive errors like nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism, many of the vision correction procedures offered at Manhattan LASIK Center can help you attain the kind of vision you’ve only dreamed of.


LASIK is a refractive laser procedure that uses femtosecond and excimer lasers to reshape your cornea. Reshaping the cornea helps correct refractive errors like nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.

To achieve this, LASIK involves creating a flap in the cornea that acts like a hinge. You may want to consider alternatives if your corneas are too thin (something you can only learn during a LASIK consultation).

If you don’t qualify for LASIK, you may be a better candidate for PRK or SMILE. These alternatives to LASIK do not require creating a flap in the cornea.


Another popular refractive laser procedure available at Manhattan LASIK Center is PRK. PRK shares some similarities with LASIK, but unlike LASIK, no flap is created in the cornea.

Instead, it removes the epithelium, the thin layer on the cornea’s surface. After removing the epithelium, an excimer laser reshapes the cornea to correct refractive errors.

Because the epithelium needs to regenerate, PRK has a longer recovery period than LASIK. Patients may also experience more discomfort as they heal.

PRK produces almost identical results as LASIK, making it an excellent option if your corneas are too thin or you have dry eyes that don’t make you a good LASIK candidate.


SMILE is the most state-of-the-art laser vision correction procedure offered at Manhattan LASIK Center. It’s a minimally invasive procedure that uses a laser to precisely and effectively correct nearsightedness and astigmatism.

There is no flap created during SMILE. Instead, it involves creating a lenticule (a disc-shaped piece of tissue from the cornea) and then removing it through a tiny incision (3.5 millimeters).

Removing the lenticule changes how light focuses on the eye, correcting refractive errors and providing clearer vision. SMILE only takes about 10 minutes per eye to perform.

EVO Visian ICL

The EVO Visian ICL is an implantable collamer lens. An ICL is an additive lens that corrects nearsightedness and astigmatism.

Unlike other vision correction procedures, the EVO Visian ICL is entirely reversible. You can remove it anytime, including if you need to have an IOL implanted during cataract surgery.

The EVO Visian ICL works like a contact lens by sitting in front of your natural lens behind the iris. Because the EVO ICL is made of collamer, it’s biocompatible with the natural chemistry of your eye.

Due to this, the EVO Visian ICL will not cause dry eyes or worsen the condition if you have dry eye syndrome.

How Do Vision Correction Procedures Change Your Life?

Any of the vision correction procedures offered at Manhattan LASIK Center can change your life for the better by:

Allowing You to Experience Visual Freedom

The primary thing undergoing a vision correction procedure provides you is freedom from glasses and contact lenses. Have you had to wear visual aids your whole life?

It may surprise you how much time and energy you spend daily dealing with these inconvenient visual aids. If you wear glasses, you know that the lenses constantly get dirty or fog up.

They are also too easy to break or lose, even if you don’t mean to. Contacts may be a good alternative, but they can cause irritation and significant maintenance if you wear them daily.

After choosing a vision correction procedure like the EVO Visian ICL, you’ll no longer have to worry about visual aids or how you’ll see. Instead, you’ll be able to see without any boundaries or lenses standing in your way. Thanks to achieving visual freedom, you’ll have more time to do what you love.

Recover Quickly and Get Back to Your Life

All vision correction procedures we offer are minimally invasive and have minimal recovery time. After LASIK, any discomfort usually only lasts a day or two, and you only have to refrain from certain activities for a few weeks.

SMILE and Visian ICL have even faster recovery times, with many patients returning to the things they love within a day or less. When you choose to have your vision corrected, you don’t have to worry about a long, drawn-out recovery time.

Rather than spending weeks on the couch, you can get back to things you love most and with new, incredible vision to enjoy it with! 

Experience Your Best Vision Ever

After you heal and recover from your procedure, you’ll see better than you ever thought possible. Most patients end up with 20/20 vision or better, which is a significant improvement compared to what they saw when they used visual aids.

They also usually have better depth perception, color perception, and reaction times once they’ve fixed their vision. Not only will you be able to see without glasses or contacts, but you’ll also see everything in high definition and clearer than ever.

Saving You Money

While it may seem like a vision correction procedure is expensive, you may not realize that it can save you a lot of money over time. Think about how much you spend annually on glasses, contact lenses, and accessories.

Now, what if you no longer had to worry about this expense? When you choose a vision correction procedure like SMILE or LASIK, this can be your new reality.

You’ll have more money to spend on things you want or need because you won’t have to spend your hard-earned money on visual aids anymore. Most patients also decide to finance their procedure to make it more affordable, paying it off in as little as two years! At Manhattan LASIK Center we offer up to 24 months of interest-free financing to those who qualify.

After you’ve paid off your procedure, you’ll own your vision, which will pay for itself over time. Saving hundreds of dollars every year can add up, and investing in yourself is a great way to do it.

Don’t wait any longer to change your life. Schedule an appointment today for a commitment-free consultation at Manhattan LASIK Center in Westchester, NY, and find out the best vision correction procedure for you!