The Omaha Eye and Laser Institute was founded in 1985, and became The Omaha Eye & Laser Institute in 2001. OELI founders Sao J. “John” Liu MD and Sao C. “James” Liu recognized that a new era of laser innovation in the field of eye care had arrived and worked to devote Omaha Eye & Laser Institute’s full efforts to bringing the most advanced laser technology in the field of eye care to the state of Nebraska. In 2003 Omaha Eye & Laser Institute was the first to provide blade-free iLASIK in Nebraska, and was the first to provide blade-free laser cataract surgery in the state. Our goal at Omaha Eye & Laser Institute is to provide our patients with tomorrow’s surgical and laser technology today! We know that with the best technology and unparalleled surgeon experience, our patients will have the best possible results and care.
Your eyes are indispensable; and that’s why it’s important to choose a surgeon carefully. Your vision and the health of your eyes are integral assets to daily life. Our surgeons and team are devoted to your safety and satisfaction above all else. We recommend making informed choices that prioritize safety and precision. A proficient, experienced iLASIK surgeon will be more cognizant of the complexities of laser vision correction than the recent novice iLASIK surgeon. At the Omaha Eye & Laser Institute , Drs. John and James Liu have been performing laser vision correction since its approval by the FDA in 1995, and were among the first eye surgeons in Omaha to perform iLASIK. Drs. John and James Liu have performed iLASIK successfully in tens of thousands of cases. In 2003 Drs. John and James Liu became the first eye surgeons in Nebraska to pioneer blade-free iLASIK. Today, no one else in Nebraska comes close to having that many years of experience with blade-free iLASIK. Not all eye surgeons will even offer blade-free iLASIK, and some who do have little experience with the blade-free technology. We recommend caution regarding surgery centers that try to convince patients that there is no difference between LASIK and iLASIK. In truth, there are several differences between bladed LASIK and blade-free iLASIK.