Why should I consider All Laser LASIK?

Choosing All Laser LASIK vision correction at Harman Eye Center enables you to improve your vision and your quality of life. You are in good hands – Our doctors are very experienced eye surgeons and have performed thousands of refractive surgeries and LASIK procedures since 1993.  We also are here to answer any questions throughout the process to eliminate any fears or inhibitions.

What is All Laser LASIK surgery?

LASIK is a surgical treatment for nearsightedness, farsightedness and/or astigmatism which reshapes the cornea.

With the All Laser LASIK method, the doctor creates a flap of corneal tissue with tiny, ultra-precise pulses of a VICTUS Femtosecond laser beam instead of a blade. The flap is then folded back and an Excimer laser is used to remove microscopic layers of tissue from the underlying cornea. Once the laser treatment is completed, the flap returns to its original position. We are proud that Harman Eye Center is the only practice in the region to offer advanced VICTUS Femtosecond laser technology. This entire procedure is blade-free!

How do I prepare?

We offer patients the option for a free personalized consultation to determine eligibility for LASIK surgery. The next step is a pre-operative dilated eye exam including testing to make sure your eyes are healthy and to confirm that you are a candidate for LASIK. If you are a contact lens wearer, you will need to keep your contacts out prior to that exam so that we can accurately measure your cornea*.
At least 2 weeks for soft contacts and 4 weeks for hard contacts. All of your testing and exam results will be reviewed with you at that appointment. If you are a candidate and wish to proceed, you may reserve your surgery date with a $150.00 nonrefundable fee. This fee will be deducted from your balance due the day of your procedure.

Should I expect any pain?

Your eye will be numbed with a topical anesthetic prior to surgery for maximum comfort. Patients generally experience little or no discomfort during the procedure. Following the procedure, it’s possible that you will experience some mild irritation, such as the feeling of an eyelash in your eye.

Day of surgery

Please plan to have someone drive you home after your procedure. The procedure itself will take about 10 minutes per eye; however, you will be at the office for about 2 hours so that we can prepare your eye for the surgery.


Catherine Baston


Dr. Catherine Baston graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and completed her ophthalmology residency at The Ohio State University.

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  • “The Harman Eye Surgery Center team was so supportive and professional that it put me at ease for my LASIK procedure. I totally trusted Dr. Harman’s experience and surgical skills and was thrilled with my outcome. One week later I had 20/20 vision. I could not have asked for the whole experience to be any better.”

    - Bill, LASIK Patient