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Alternative Names

Laser Vision Correction, Refractive Surgery


iLASIK and similar procedures are used to correct refractive errors such as nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism.

Laser vision correction provides normal or near-normal vision for most patients, eliminating or reducing the need for glasses or contact lenses.

At the UF Health Refractive Surgery Center - The Oaks, our surgeons utilize iLASIK, or all-laser LASIK, the most advanced technology to ensure that you receive the highest quality of care available in North Central Florida. iLASIK is the only refractive surgery approved by NASA for its astronauts, and is only available in North Central Florida at the UF Health Eye Center – The Oaks.

The UF Health Refractive Surgery Center - The Oaks is accepting consultations for the correction of nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. If you are at least 18 years of age, please call us at (352) 265-EYES to schedule a consult.

Approach to Care

Our expert physicians will work with you to determine the best procedure for you. During your consultation, we’ll provide treatment recommendations based on a review of your history and eye exam.

Below is a summary of the available treatment options:


Prior to the procedure, the surgeon will complete a high-definition scan of your eyes to make the most accurate corrections. iLASIK is a bladeless procedure, where the surgeon uses a laser to create a flap to access the sub-layer of the cornea. The surgeon then uses a different laser to modify the shape of the cornea, correcting the refractive error(s). Visual recovery and healing are relatively quick.


  • Consult: $50 (This fee is waived if the procedure is completed.)
  • Procedure: $2,000 Per Eye
    UF Faculty, Staff, and Students, along with UF Health staff, are eligible for a 10% discount.


After iLASIK, the most common procedure performed at our laser center is photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). Similar to iLASIK, a surgeon uses a laser to modify the shape of the cornea. However, PRK is a flapless procedure where laser treatment is applied directly to the surface layers of the cornea. Recovery is slower than iLASIK and averages 3-5 days.


  • Consult: $50 (This fee is waived if the procedure is completed.)


A common non-laser solution for patients with high nearsightedness, is an implantable collamer lens (ICL). The surgeon implants the ICL behind the iris. Visual recovery and healing are usually slightly slower than iLASIK, but faster than PRK. This procedure allows some patients who are not candidates for iLASIK or PRK to have refractive surgical correction.


  • Consult: $50 (This fee is waived if the procedure is completed.)

Another solution is a refractive lens exchange (RLE). During this procedure, the surgeon uses a different type of laser technology to help remove the natural crystalline lens and replaces it with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL). RLE achieves outcomes similar to routine cataract surgery. This procedure is quite versatile in that different lenses can be used to correct different types of visual abnormalities.


  • Consult: $50 (This fee is waived if the procedure is completed.)


Appointments for a consult can be made by calling (352) 265-3937.

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