Vision correction surgery

Reduce or eliminate the need for contacts and eyeglasses

The goal of refractive surgery, also called laser vision correction, is to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism and other eye conditions.

Which surgery is right for me?

You should first meet with an eye surgeon, who can determine if you are a candidate for laser vision correction and recommend which type of procedure is best for you.

Most types of laser vision correction surgery can be done at Phillips Eye Institute - a campus of Abbott Northwestern Hospital, including:

  • Bladeless LASIK
  • PRK

Once you and your surgeon agree on the procedure, the surgeon will give you instructions for everything from preparing for the surgery to recovery.

Latest advances

We have recently invested in new bladeless LASIK technology that allows even more patients to take advantage of laser vision correction surgery. Not only is it very accurate and fast, it also requires less preoperative testing and sculpts the cornea into a more natural shape. Patients who have been told in the past that were not good candidates for laser vision correction surgery may now be able to consider this treatment.

Why choose Phillips Eye Institute for your vision correction surgery?

Phillips Eye Institute is the region's only eye specialty hospital. Everything it does is centered on providing quality eye care, and it has been recognized for its patient safety practices. It has a strong history in performing laser vision correction surgery - in fact, it participated in the clinical trials that led to approval of the Excimer laser to treat nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism decades ago.

Contact us
To speak with someone about selecting a LASIK surgeon, call 612-775-8841 or 1-888-301-0021.
Patient story

Vision correction surgery means freedom for busy father of two

After having laser vision correction surgery at Phillips Eye Institute, Kolb's vision has improved to the point where it is better than what the chart in his doctor's office can measure.