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.
The iLASIK Treatment is a safe option to improve vision. You should ask your ophthalmologist any questions you may have to set realistic expectations, so you’re prepared every step of the way.
What Are the Benefits of iLASIK?
- Going about your day without the hassle of glasses or contact lenses
- Ninety-four percent of patients see 20/20 or better *six months after laser vision correction
- Little to no downtime
- The vast majority of patients do not experience pain during the procedure
Who is an Ideal Candidate?
A nearsighted patient with a stable prescription for two or more years, as well as healthy corneas. Our free screenings are designed to collect all the necessary information to assess your candidacy.
About the Procedure
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!
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Benefits You Can See: Going about your day without the hassle of glasses or contact lenses and not struggling with everyday activities such as being able to read street signs. Now, imagine that every day. Ultimately, it’s about making a lifestyle change.
Saftey First: The iLASIK Treatment is a safe option to improve vision. You should ask your ophthalmologist any questions you may have to set realistic expectations, so you’re prepared every step of the way.
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.
Does the Procedure Hurt?
We use special eye drops that numb your eyes before the procedure. You may feel a slight amount of pressure on your eye as we prepare the cornea.
After the iLASIK procedure, you may experience some discomfort for the first three days. Non-prescription medications may help. If you continue to be uncomfortable, we prescribe medications.
Can iLASIK Fix Astigmatism?
iLASIK can help some types of astigmatism. During your consultation, we will let you know if your astigmatism can be corrected.
How Much Does iLASIK cost?
The cost of the iLASIK procedure varies by patient. We can discuss pricing during your consultation.
Does Insurance Cover the Procedure?
Your insurance may cover the cost of iLASIK. We recommend that you confirm coverage with your eye insurance carrier.
For more information about iLASIK, view additional responses to frequently asked questions here!
See What Our Patients Are Saying:
“I recently had LASIK surgery done by Dr. Kent at The Eye Associates. I have to say that it was an amazing experience. The level of care up to the procedure and after have always been great! Dr. Kent explained everything during every step of the way and made sure I was informed on everything they were doing. The staff made me feel comfortable and assured that my procedure would go smooth and trouble-free. I couldn’t be happier with my LASIK. I have worn glasses for 29 years and contacts for 23 years. I wake up being able to see clearly and my eyes feel great. I would recommend anyone looking to get LASIK to go to The Eye Associates! Keep up the good work!” -Brendon B.