About the Procedure

The Hollingshead Eye Center LASIK Difference

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.

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 are some 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:

  • Improved Night Vision

Fewer problems with night driving.

  • Exceptional Results

Receive 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

For the best results, our LASIK team carefully monitors patient progress during post-operative visits.

Learn more about the Hollingshead LASIK experience by scheduling a consultation.

Prior to LASIK

It is our policy that patients remove false eyelashes or eyelash extensions completely 2 weeks before their LASIK procedure. Patients may resume wearing them two weeks after surgery.