Your eyes are very sophisticated organs. Over the years, ophthalmic medicine has become equally sophisticated, making use of amazing new technologies and providing benefits only dreamed about a few short years ago. As part of their commitment to excellence in eyecare, Drs. Forrest and Chris Gabriels stay up-to-date with the changes in this evolving field of medicine, and they perform many leading-edge procedures, some of which are offered by only a handful of their colleagues. Here are some of the advanced techniques they use: LASIK Surgery ? Using different types of FDA-approved lasers, our doctors can correct or improve nearsightedness, farsightedness and even astigmatism in just a few minutes. And if you?re not a candidate for LASIK, they offer other vision-correction procedures that can help you see without glasses. AK (Astigmatic Keratotomy) ? This simple technique specifically addresses astigmatism and is especially helpful in refractive cataract surgery. PRK (Photorefractive Keratotomy) ? This is a form of excimer laser treatment to treat all types of vision problems. No-Stitch Refractive Cataract Surgery ? Our doctors use a state-of-the-art process called phacoemulsification that involves the removal of cataracts with soundwaves. Intraocular Lens Implant (IOL) ? This is an artificial lens made from the same plastic as many types of contacts that?s implanted after a cataract is removed. Blepharoplasty ? Repairs baggy or droopy eyelids that are interfering with your vision, which can enhance your appearance, as well.