iLASIK is the new name for a specific combination of technologies making up the all-laser lasik procedure that we have been offering for almost a year now. iLASIK surgeons now have precise tools to painlessly measure and map the uniqueness of both of your eyes – down to the most minuscule characteristics individual to you. 3D mapping technology literally creates a blueprint (or fingerprint) of your eye, allowing the iLASIK surgeon to then custom-fit the iLASIK procedure for each of your eyes.
The iLASIK procedure itself is revolutionized by the use of two computer-guided lasers – instead of one as in earlier generations of LASIK. The first, ultra-fast laser (Blade free laser) creates a thin corneal flap, which is then folded back to allow the second laser (CustomVue Wavefront Laser with Iris Registration Technology) to correct your vision based on the exact specification/measurements of your eye(s). The procedure takes just minutes. Patients experience a quick virtually painless procedure with the potential of 20/20 or better vision and outstanding safety as a result of reduced flap complications.
All branches of the U.S. military and NASA recently approved lasik for all their servicemen and women, thanks to studies using the iLASIK technology. NASA approved the LASIK procedure for its astronauts following review of extensive military clinical data, which showed the use of the two lasers (Intralase and Wavefront) provides superior safety and vision as compared to earlier forms of the procedure. You need to be at least 20/40 in order to drive, while fighter pilots are often 20/15.
The iLASIK procedure is tailor-made for you, your vision and the unique characteristics of your individual eyes. 3-D mapping, precise measurement and the use of two of the most advanced lasers differentiate the iLASIK procedure from all others. Consumers not only require 20/20 (or better) vision for their active lifestyles, but also prefer not be bothered with the daily inconvenience of glasses and contacts.
If you are 18 years of age or older and wear glasses or contact lenses to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism or mixed astigmatism, you may benefit from iLASIK.