LASIK Specialists in Miami / Ft. Lauderdale

The surgeons of the Laser Eye Center of Miami are LASIK specialists in Miami and Fort Lauderdale. They have treated thousands of patients and helped them eliminate their dependence on glasses or contact lenses. In the paragraphs below, they describe the LASIK procedure.

Our center is proud to be the first and only center in Miami-Dade county to offer the most advanced bladeless vision correction technology with the WaveLight® Refractive Suite, fastest refractive surgery platform available in the U.S. The Refractive Suite includes the WaveLight® FS200 Femtosecond Laser, which integrates many new functions for fast, effective and reliablefemtosecond laser treatments. This system enables standard flap creation in approximately 6.0 seconds. And, the WaveLight® EX500 Excimer Laser combines a number of innovations in refractive technology to produce fast, effective and reliable procedures.

The Laser Eye Center of Miami also uses the amazing technology of the Intralase laser and VISX Star-4 excimer lasers with three-dimensional eye tracking to perform LASIK and ASA (Advanced Surface Ablation) surgeries. The Wave-Scan® vision analyzer measures the unique "fingerprint" of each eye, leading to better vision with higher resolution, and the Pentacam® is the most accurate optical scanner for corneal measurements.

Imagine waking up and seeing the alarm clock without searching for your glasses. Imagine enjoying your favorite sport without contacts or glasses. For millions of people, these dreams have come true! It is truly a miracle of modern medical technology.


The ultimate decision regarding the surgery that is best suited for you will be discussed with your eye doctor.


  • Using anesthetic eye drops only, your eyes become completely numb — NO PAIN!
  • A special instrument is then placed between your eyelids to prevent blinking.
  • Next, using the femtosecond laser, a thin layer of corneal tissue (flap) is created. The dimension of this layer is exactly as specified by the laser. (Traditionally, a blade was used to create the layer, but the size and thickness were very unpredictable). This flap is lifted from the cornea as if opening the cover of a book.
  • Using the latest and fastest technology for LASIK surgery, a cool beam of light from the laser gently reshapes the surface of the cornea, making it more like a normal eye. This allows images to come to focus clearer on the retina, which is the back of the eye.
  • The flap is put back into place, where it bonds securely without the need for stitches.

Most patients are back to their normal activities the following day and already enjoying the benefits of LASIK.

ASA (Advanced Surface Ablation):
This procedure is usually done on patients with thin corneas.

  • Using "eye drops" only anesthetic eye drops, your eyes become completely numb — NO PAIN!
  • A special instrument is then placed between your eyelids to prevent blinking.
  • Next, the corneal "skin" (epithelium) is loosened using diluted alcohol and it is gently removed, exposing the corneal stroma.
  • Using the latest technology available, a cool beam of light gently reshapes the surface of the cornea, making it more like a normal eye. Light can then focus at the back of the eye, on the retina, making images on the retina clear, thereby improving vision.
  • A special chemical is applied to facilitate the healing of the tissue. A contact lens is then applied for comfort.

You should expect some discomfort for the first 2 to 3 days. Vision usually begins to improve in 3 to 4 days.

In addition to LASIK surgery, our surgeons also offer services for cataracts and glaucoma patients. Please visit these pages in the site to learn more.

Dr. Lazcano does surgery on his daughter.


Testimonials and foremost. I would like to thank the Staff from the Laser Eye Center of Miami for making my visit and, especially, my procedure a pleasant one.

At first I was hesitant to try Lasik surgery due to the idea of having a procedure done in my eyes. But fortunately I was well educated on the matter from the professional staff beforehand and they made me feel comfortable that everything will go well. As it did. They explained to me the procedure in detail as well as the  recuperation process that I will undergo. It’s been 2 weeks since my operation and I have to say that my vision is perfect!

I wake up in the morning appreciating life a little bit more and its thanks to the Laser Eye Center of Miami and Dr. Gabriel Lazcano.

Paul Sanchez


40 years and 50,000 procedures

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Gabriel G. Lazcano, MD

Gabriel G. Lazcano, MD, is a highly experienced anterior segment surgeon with more than 13 years of experience in South Florida. He specializes in no-stitch cataract surgery and refractive surgery.

Abraham Awad, OD

Abraham Awad, OD, Director of Optometric Services at the Laser Eye Center of Miami has extensive experience in managing refractive surgery and LASIK patients pre and post operatively.

Joseph Kurstin, MD

Joseph Kurstin, MD, now retired was the founder of the Laser Eye Center of Miami and a highly experienced LASIK and cataract surgeon.

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1661 SW 37th Ave.
Miami, FL 33145
Phone: 305-443-4733
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Laser Eye Center of Miami
1661 SW 37th Ave. Miami, FL 33145 (305) 443-4733