LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis) is one of most commonly performed laser eye surgery to treat myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness) and astigmatism. However, it is an elective procedure, and individuals may decide not to have this surgery at all. There is a range of alternatives available for LASIK surgery, including EPI-LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK), advanced surface ablation (ASA), radial keratotomy (RK), wavefront-optimized LASIK, phakic lens implants, and more. A leading LASIK specialist in South Florida, Braverman Eye Center provides Phakic Lens Implants for better vision and a quicker recovery. Phakic lenses are made of plastic or silicone that are implanted into the eye permanently to reduce a person's need for glasses or contact lenses. Ophthalmologists at Braverman Eye Center implant these lenses into the eye without removing the eye's natural lens.