The difference between LASIK and cataract surgery is that LASIK is a laser beam that treats the surface of the cornea. Cataract surgery requires a tiny incision in the eye to remove the cataract and implant your new lens. For patients with cataracts who wish to experience greater freedom from eyeglasses, we offer Laser Cataract Surgery. The LensAR laser system we use is ultrafast and makes super-precise incisions so that you get a perfectly round and centered opening to the lens of the eye. This is important if you wish to see better with an aspheric or advanced lens to reduce your dependence on glasses.