Initially refractive keratatomy (cutting the cornea) with diamond knives to flatten the corneas and reduce myopia gave way to PRK (photorefractive keratatomy) then to LASIK (laser assisted incisional keratatomy).
Is because TCEC employs the Nidek Excimer 5000 and its 5th generation program to perform these procedures.
which is the most common excimer used worldwide for refractive surgery and requires no pillar point, is used at TCEC. This results in a saving of $125 per eye per patient; which is immediately passed onto said patient. So if you are being screened by any refractive surgeon, simply ask if there is a pillar point charged for laser use and if so you will be charged at least an additional $125 simply for the use of that particular laser. This also applies to any enhancements that may be necessary if the refractive correction needs a small modification. At TCEC this enhancement is free of any additional charge, while if the surgeon is using any other laser subjective to the pillar point charge there will be an additional charge of between $125 and $250.