The Ziemer Z8 FEMTO LDV is a state-of-the-art Femto Laser technology, known for its accuracy in correcting vision problems such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, presbyopia, astigmatism, and cataracts. By having this technology, Borough Lasik Center is maintaining its commitment to offering world-class, life-changing vision solutions to the people of Visayas.

“Bladeless refractive surgery is a significant advancement in our vision correction services. Unlike conventional bladed procedures that use a mechanical keratome and can cause flap complications, the Ziemer Z8 LDV employs advanced Femtosecond laser technology for precise and controlled flap creation,” said Dr. Gabriel Juan “Ches” Heredia, BLC CEO and Head Ophthalmologist. “Its world-class laser enhances healing and leads to better visual outcomes,” he added.

Furthermore, BLC emphasizes that the bladeless technique is not only safer but also more precise. The Ziemer Z8 LDV allows for customization of the flap dimensions tailored to each patient’s unique corneal anatomy. This precision leads to improved predictability in the surgical results and higher satisfaction rates among patients.


With the arrival of the Ziemer Z8 LDV in the Visayas, BLC becomes the first and only clinic in the entire region to offer the most advanced technology in refractive surgery—CLEAR (Corneal Lenticule Extraction for Advanced Refractive-Correction). This cutting-edge technology is widely used in Europe, the Americas, and various other parts of the world.

CLEAR, also known as the new generation lenticule extraction, is a more advanced version of its predecessor, SMILE (SMall Incision Lenticule Extraction). While both procedures utilize a bladeless and flapless technique to correct vision, CLEAR employs newer, more sophisticated machines like the Ziemer Z8 LDV. This enhances the precision and safety of the lenticule creation and extraction process, leading to superior visual outcomes.


With the expansion of BLC in Western Visayas, the dream of being glasses-free has come to reality for Ilonggos. In the very first batch of CLEAR procedures at Borough Lasik Center Iloilo, the patients were thrilled, some even teary-eyed, as they can see clearly for the longest time they have been in their entire life and it’s all thanks to BLC, its globally-trained doctors, and world-class technology.

“As part of our commitment to expansion and excellence, BLC is dedicated to bringing world-class technology to every corner of the country. With the installation of Ziemer Femto laser machines in all our full-service clinics, we are proud to offer the same cutting-edge treatment and world-class standards across Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. This milestone represents another step towards our goal of becoming the country’s leading eye surgery clinic,” stated Mr. Karlo Serafin Sanchez, BLC General Manager.

Patients in the Visayas region can now benefit from BLC’s bladeless and flapless procedures, made possible by the Ziemer Z8 LDV. As the next generation of refractive surgery is coming, this launch is a monumental milestone for the medical industry in the Visayas.

To know more about BLC’s services, follow their official social media accounts, where you can also talk to their specialists for more information:

● Borough Lasik Center Visayas (Facebook)
● @blc.visayas (Instagram)
● @docchesheredia (TikTok)