When it comes to your eyes, you expect a tech-savvy, personalized approach. In fact, your corneas command it. It’s this individualization that makes the iLASIK treatment different. The procedure uses proprietary technology to create a unique eye map that is 100% specific to your visual pathway, and the ophthalmologist then uses this map to correct your vision.
Because our eyes are as unique as our fingerprints, we each have a distinctive “map.” The first step is to create a 3-D analysis of the imperfections of your eye. Twenty five times more precise than conventional measurements used for glasses and contact lenses, the system measures and corrects errors that are otherwise not detected.
The procedure uses an ultra-fast iFS® Femtosecond Laser, built from a legacy of innovative IntraLase®Technology. The femtosecond laser creates a thin flap customized to your unique eye shape, to prepare the cornea for treatment.
Based on the digital information from your personalized eye map, an ultra-precise STAR S4® Excimer Laser is used to gently reshape the cornea to the desired curvature. When the flap is put back into place, you’re done!
Benefits you can see.
Going about your day without the hassle of glasses or contact lenses.1 More legible street signs. (Yes, you read that right). Now, imagine that every day. Ninety-four percent of patients see 20/20 or better* six months after laser vision correction. Before you know it, you’ll be back to your normal daily routine. Ultimately, it’s about making a lifestyle change.
Some activities may require glasses. *Based on clinical studies.
How long does the iLASIK procedure last?
The procedure can last from 10 to 12 minutes per eye and you will be in our office for approximately 2 hours. iLASIK will correct your distance vision for years to come, and we now have options to correct your need for reading glasses as well. In some cases, retreatment can be necessary.
Who is the ideal candidate for iLASIK?
A nearsighted patient with a stable prescription for 2 or more years, as well as healthy corneas. Our free screenings are designed to collect all the necessary information to assess your candidacy.
For more information about iLASIK, view responses to frequently asked questions here!