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 eye care, 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 sound-waves. 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.