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What to Expect


By choosing iLASIK™ at OCB with Dr. Rapoza, you can be assured that you are receiving truly CUSTOM LASIK by one of the most highly-skilled surgeons in the U.S.

Have all your questions answered. Know what to expect.

Your iLASIK™ Consultation

Your first iLASIK™ Evaluation:

At your first LASIK appointment, you will personally meet with Dr. Rapoza. Here he will examine and evaluate your eyes, confirm your candidacy, explain the procedure and answer all of your questions. Please bring or wear your current glasses, contact lenses or your vision prescription along with all personal history forms, previously sent to you at your first appointment. Your eyes will not be dilated at this appointment. 

To be eligible for LASIK surgery, you must be at least 18 years old, be in good general health, have excellent eye health, not be nursing or pregnant and have stable vision for at least one year.    

Your second iLASIK™ Evaluation:

If based upon the first exam, you are a candidate for laser vision correction, a second eye exam will be scheduled. This exam involves more extensive testing and measurements including computerized mapping of your eye, corneal analysis and wavefront testing, called WaveScan™ Wavefront, a diagnostic tool that provides individualized measurements of your eye. 

For this exam, do not wear soft contact lenses for two weeks or hard contact lenses for three weeks prior to your appointment. Your eyes will be dilated at this appointment. 

Since the iLASIK™ procedure offers the most individualized corrections available, we find that the majority of people who meet the age, general health and stable vision requirements may qualify for LASIK. However, Dr. Rapoza will only recommend candidates for LASIK who are likely to achieve optimal results. Because of this thorough screening process, 98% of Dr. Rapoza’s LASIK patients achieve 20/20 vision after the procedure and 75% achieve 20/15 or better.

Your iLASIK™ Procedure

  1. Your Personalized Vision Profile is created

    Prior to your procedure, we implement 3-D mapping technology to create a “fingerprint” of your eyes so Dr. Rapoza can custom-fit the iLASIK™ procedure to you, based on the minute characteristics of your eye This system called WaveScan™ WaveFront measures the unique imperfections in your eye 25 times more precisely than standard methods used for glasses and contact lenses.  The information garnered from the WaveScan will be combined with your individual visual needs and the results of your clinical examination to develop a unique treatment plan for each of your eyes. 
  2. Preparing for your Procedure

    On the day of your procedure, you will be met by our LASIK Coordinator who will answer any remaining questions and offer an oral relaxation medication to help you feel comfortable.  Once you are ready, you will be escorted to our state-of-the-art LASIK Suite where our surgical staff will prepare you for your procedure. Dr. Rapoza will then greet you, answer any remaining questions and commence the initial phase of the procedure.
  3. The Procedure

    This first step in the surgical process involves the creation of a thin custom corneal flap. Using an ultra-fast procedure called the IntraLase™ FS femtosecond laser, a 100% blade-free mechanism, a flap is created and then gently folded back in preparation for the next step, re-shaping the cornea.

    The second step is to deliver personalized vision correction based on the unique measurements of your eye.  Using the WaveScan™, WaveFront™ 3-D mapping system, the ultra-precise VISX Star S4 IR™ excimer laser system gently reshapes your cornea, providing customized and individualized vision correction. Once completed, the corneal flap is placed back into position, where the healing stage immediately commences.

The iLASIK™ procedure itself takes only a few minutes per eye. Many patients begin seeing more clearly immediately after the procedure; however it may occasionally take several days for adequate vision to be achieved.

Based on detailed measurements, Dr. Rapoza uses the excimer laser to reshape your cornea. This combination of personalized measurements and surgical precision create a truly custom LASIK experience.     

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 To learn more about iLASIK™, we invite you to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Rapoza.
Offices available in Boston, Waltham or Danvers, MA.  

To Schedule a FREE LASIK Appointment, Call 617-314-2789 or Click Here

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50 Staniford Street, Suite 600
Boston, MA 02114

Paid garage parking or street metered parking is available at out 50 Staniford St. location.

Parking is available at 50 Staniford St. in the Longfellow Place Garage. Other garage options include The Garden Garage (located on Lomasney Way) or the Charles River Plaza Deck parking lot, located on Cambridge Street. OCB Clinic: Enter the building and take the elevator to the 6th floor where you will see patient check-in. Boston Eye Surgery and Laser Center: Enter the building. Surgery Center is on 1st floor.


52 Second Avenue, Suite 2500
Waltham, MA 02451

Free parking is available in the 52 Second Ave. Parking Garage.

Upon entering the garage, drive under the blue sign that says "52 Second Ave: and bear right heading up the parking ramp to levels P1, P2, P3 or P4. Please note your parking location. Enter the building, take the elevators to the 2nd Floor and follow hallway signs to Ophthalmic Consultants of Boston. OCB Clinic is the 2nd door on right. Surgery Center is the first door on the right.

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All Locations: 800-635-0489

OCB North Shore - Danvers

104 Endicott Street, Suite 303 
Danvers, MA 01923

Located in the MGH North Shore Center for Outpatient Care. Our office is located on the third floor Suite 303.  

From the South/Boston area: Take I-93 North toward Tobin Bridge. Merge onto Route 1 North. Stay on Route 1 North for approximately 14 miles, then merge onto I-95 North/Route 128 North. Take Exit 24, Endicott Street. At the end of the ramp, go straight through the lights at the intersection into the parking lot.

From the North: Travel 95 South to Danvers. When I-95 and Route 128 split, merge onto Route 128 North. Take Exit 24, Endicott Street. Go straight through the lights at the intersection into the parking lot.