South Florida's Trusted LASIK Provider for 30 Years

For 30+ years, thousands of patients have left their glasses and contacts behind by getting the LASIK procedure done at Cohen Laser and Vision Center. 
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Florida's Leading

LASIK Specialists

We offer the most comfortable and safe LASIK laser vision correction procedure available (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis).  G. Richard Cohen, MD, and his son Joshua Cohen, MD, have performed thousands of LASIK procedures. Our family-run business offers the latest in fully customized technologies, including topography-guided LASIK and PRK on the Alcon Wavelight platform. As a proud TLC® affiliate center, we offer a national support team and lifetime commitment on our results. 

To learn more about laser eye surgery and if it’s a good choice for you, call our Boca Raton office or request an appointment online today.

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Dr. G. Richard Cohen, MD, and his son Joshua D. Cohen, MD, provide state-of-the-art, personalized eye care for every patient at every visit. The board-certified doctors at Cohen Laser and Vision Center specialize in LASIK surgery, advanced corneal and cataract surgery, and comprehensive eye exams.
Common LASIK Questions

Revolutionizing Clarity: The Advanced Precision of the LASIK Procedure at CLVC

LASIK is a form of refractive surgery that changes the shape of your cornea to correct your vision. Ideally, when you’re looking at an object, the light that goes into your eye is bent in such a way that it’s directly focused on the retina, allowing you to see that image clearly and crisply.

If your vision is blurry, it may be because the light that’s entering your eye is bent in the wrong direction and is focusing improperly on the retina. Your glasses or contacts correct the angle of the light for better vision. With laser vision correction, the team at Cohen Laser & Vision Center can reshape your cornea to focus light perfectly.
Contoura Vision at CLVC is the latest and most-advanced topography-guided laser algorithm offered by Alcon. This modification to LASIK uses a detailed map of the corneal curvature to create a completely customized treatment pattern that is extremely accurate.

The major benefits of topography-guided laser treatments may include improved detail, contrast, glare, and depth-perception over traditional laser modalities. In fact, nearly 1/3 patients claim post-operative vision with Contoura is better than with glasses or contacts.

National studies have demonstrated that over 92.6% of patients achieve 20/20 or better and 64.8% see 20/16 or better. Our outcomes at CLVC are similar.
The team at Cohen Laser & Vision Center can determine if you’re a good candidate for LASIK surgery when you come in for a complimentary consultation. 

You may want to consider LASIK if your vision issues are due to: nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, or presbyopia.
If you are deemed a good candidate, then an additional visit with detailed measurements and a complete, dilated eye exam is needed to finalize the treatment plan.

The experienced team at Cohen Laser & Vision Center offers the most advanced techniques for refractive surgery, including traditional LASIK, Wavefront optimized LASIK or PRK, and fully customized treatments with Contoura Vision by Wavelight.
Your LASIK eye surgery is performed in-office at CLVC without the need for sedation. Most patients receive an oral medication to ease anxiety, but you will be awake and comfortable during the procedure.

Preparation. First the eyes are cleansed and numbed with special medications that are safe for the eye. 

Flap creation. The doctor will position the patient under the femtosecond laser, which makes tiny bubbles within the corneal tissue to create a very thin flap. Most patients experience mild pressure during this part and may lose vision temporarily. This process takes only 10-15 seconds per eye.

Flap lift. Using delicate instruments, the surgeon then carefully marks the cornea and then lifts the flap to expose the corneal tissue for treatment.

Laser reshaping. An excimer laser  changes the curvature of the cornea. The laser and surgeon are constantly tracking the eye position to ensure the alignment will provide optimal results. This process takes just a few seconds depending on your prescription, usually less than 10 seconds.

Recovery. The flap is precisely put back into its original position, where it seals in place. Antibiotic eye drops are placed on the eye followed by safety goggles.
Most of our LASIK patients are able to drive themselves to the office for their follow-up appointment the day after their procedure. However, it could take up to three months for you to see the full effects of your surgery, especially with PRK.

If you’re tired of wearing glasses and/or contact lenses, it might be time to consider LASIK. Call Cohen Laser & Vision Center today to see if LASIK fits into your lifestyle.
PRK (Photorefractive keratectomy) is an alternative to LASIK for those patients who are not candidates due to their prescription, thin corneas, or other considerations.

In Advanced Surface Ablation, also known as “PRK”, the top layer of the cornea is gently removed, and the excimer laser reshapes the corneal surface. While this procedure is faster and easier than LASIK, it takes longer to heal. Generally, patients who have LASIK are seeing almost 20/20 or better by the next day. With PRK, the healing time for 20/20 vision may be several weeks, depending on your prescription. Also, for the first 2-5 days, the patient may experience discomfort and pain requiring medication. However, long-term outcomes are similar between both procedures.

Furthermore, PRK may result in cornea haze so it is not uncommon for Dr. Cohen to use medication at the time of the laser (such as Mitomycin C) in an effort to prevent or minimize the risk of haze.

Patients who have PRK wear a bandage contact lens for the first few days after surgery. They also take steroid eye drops and vitamin C for up to three months to ensure normal healing. Please discuss these options with Dr. Cohen if you have any questions.
If you are a highly myopic patient, LASIK or PRK eye surgery may not the best option. Our physicians are among few eye surgeons in South Florida that can insert the new EVO ICL also called the Implantable Collamer Lens. Collamer Lens, created by STAAR® Surgical Company, is a phakic intraocular lens (IOL) for the treatment of myopia and other refractive errors. Dr. Cohen is the leading Boca Raton EVO ICL expert that can help you with high myopia or astigmatism. 

An ICL offers some advantages over laser refractive surgery in that the implant is completely removable. This allows for a wider treatment range with less risk of glare or haloes in some patients. However, there are risks, like increased ocular pressure and cataracts so a thorough evaluation at CLVC will be necessary to determine whether a Visian ICL is right for you.

If you’re looking to change you life and see without glasses or contacts, take the first step and call us today!
Our Patients Come From Around the World For the Best LASIK Surgery.
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    Sending my gratefulness to the best doctor I’ve ever seen, actually now that I can see, 😄 You’ve given me a new vision, and the opportunity to enjoy a new life. THANK YOU for your excellent surgery DR. JOSHUA COHEN and also grateful for your friendly and professional staff members. - Y Lazo
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    I can't thank Dr. Cohen enough! I've had terrible eyesight since I was in kindergarten and with in 1 hour of my Lasik procedure I could already see better. Within three hours after my procedure I could see EVERYTHING with no glasses or contacts. Leaving my 1 year check up and I have 20/20 vision. - Katie M.
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    I got my laser eye surgery yesterday and today I feel amazing. It was a great experience. The staff made me feel so comfortable and did an outstanding job. I would definitely recommend Dr. Cohen and his wonderful team. Life changing experience and 100% worth it. - Nikki Zammataro
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    Dr. Cohen is the most amazing person ever! From the moment I walked into the office all my worries and nerves were gone. The staff is so amazing and very helpful. The entire process was such a breeze, I couldn't believe it! I never thought getting Lasik was an option for me, and now I have perfect vision. - Morgan Buchanan
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