Hollingshead Eye Center

360 East Mallard Dr., Suite 110
Boise, Idaho 83706

The LASIK Procedure

LASIK is an acronym for a “laser in-situ keratomileusis,” a procedure that reshapes the cornea using an excimer laser. Although the technology has evolved over the past 50 years, LASIK has been available since the 1990s and has grown extremely popular because LASIK is such a quick, easy, hassle-free, and effective way to improve vision. In fact, millions of people have found freedom from eyeglasses and contacts, thanks to LASIK.

The Hollingshead Eye Center LASIK Difference

Learn more about the Hollingshead LASIK Experience

Almost all LASIK procedures are a two-step process. First, the surgeon creates a tiny corneal flap and gently folds it back so that a laser can then be used on the inner cornea to correct vision. This two-step process allows for a comfortable procedure and rapid visual recovery.

The Hollingshead Eye Center LASIK difference can be seen in the highly advanced, computer-controlled laser used in the procedure. It emits tiny, ultra-precise pulses of light to create the corneal flap, allowing for more customizable and satisfying results. Dr. Hollingshead and Dr. Barrett have performed thousands of these procedures and is one of the most experienced local providers of LASIK in southwest Idaho and eastern Oregon. 

The “custom” LASIK difference

Hollingshead Eye Center also offers a “custom” LASIK procedure specifically designed to correct microscopic visual errors. Custom LASIK’s topographical mapping and advanced wavefront diagnostics make it possible to deliver:


Fewer problems with night driving.


Recieve crisper, clearer vision with less dependence on eyeglasses and contact lenses. Our surgeons recommend custom LASIK if they believe this technology will give the patient the best possible results.

Follow-up care

Patient care is a priority at Hollingshead Eye Center. You will have access to a doctor during post-operative visits.