Imagine a world where clear vision was merely a dream and reliance on glasses or contact lenses was an everyday reality. Thanks to a groundbreaking innovation known as LASIK eye surgery, that dream has become a tangible reality for millions of people around the globe.

In this article, we delve into the captivating history of LASIK, explore its invention, and highlight the current state of this revolutionary procedure.

When & How Was LASIK Invented?

LASIK (Laser-Assisted in Situ Keratomileusis) was introduced to the world of ophthalmology in the late 1980s and early 1990s. This groundbreaking procedure resulted from relentless dedication and expertise from Dr. Loannis Pallikaris, a Greek ophthalmologist, and his colleagues.

By combining the principles of radial keratotomy and the precision of excimer laser technology, Dr. Pallikaris revolutionized the field, paving the way for a safer and more effective method of vision correction.

Who Invented LASIK Eye Surgery?

Dr. Loannis Pallikaris, Dr. Lucio Buratto from Italy, and Dr. Jose Barraquer played pivotal roles in developing and refining LASIK. Dr. Pallikaris performed the first successful LASIK procedure on a human patient in 1989, forever etching his name in the annals of ophthalmic history.

Their collective efforts and unwavering determination have profoundly impacted the lives of countless individuals seeking freedom from visual impairments.


Current State of LASIK

Fast forward to today, and LASIK has become the gold standard in refractive surgery. This transformative procedure has evolved to correct many vision problems, including myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism.

Advanced technologies such as wavefront analysis and blade-free LASIK have enhanced the precision and safety of the procedure, resulting in even better outcomes and quicker recovery times for patients.

We Are Proud To Be Part of This History

Eye Care Professionals stands as a beacon of excellence regarding refractive surgery. Our ophthalmic surgeons are recognized leaders in the field, equipped with the knowledge, experience, and capabilities few others possess. We are delighted to offer today’s most advanced and effective procedures, including blade-free iDESIGN LASIK.


With precision techniques and customized treatment plans, we minimize risk and optimize outcomes for our patients. Contact us today to schedule an appointment for better eye health.