The LASIK Technology Behind the Results
As part of our commitment to providing you with the best possible outcomes and care, we have chosen precision lasers and treatment-planning software that meets our high standards for outstanding performance, manufacturing quality, track record, and safety features.
LASIK Uses Two Precision Lasers
IntraLase Bladeless Laser
The IntraLase “bladeless” laser makes it possible to have a 100% blade-free LASIK procedure. This laser creates a thin flap on the cornea, which is the first step in the LASIK process. The surgeon gently lifts this flap, then corrects your vision with the VISX Star S4 Laser. The flap is then re-positioned, restoring your corneal surface to normal.
What does this mean for you? IntraLase creates a more precise and predictable flap than the bladed microkeratome. These flaps are also stronger and more stable after LASIK. It delivers micron-level accuracy, allowing the surgeon to tailor the size, shape, and depth of the corneal flap for each eye. This results in a safer procedure with reduced dry eye symptoms.
IntraLase at a Glance
VISX Star S4 Excimer Laser
The VISX Star S4 laser corrects your vision by gently reshaping your cornea. With the widest treatment range available in the United States, Wavefront diagnostics, Iris Registration, 3-D eye tracking, precision optics, and sophisticated variable beam delivery system, the VISX Star S4 laser has the most FDA approvals of any laser available.
What does this mean for you? VISX is the most trusted laser vision correction technology and more people in the United States have been treated with the “gold standard” VISX laser than all other lasers combined.
Visx Star S4 Laser at a Glance
Exclusive to the VISX Star S4 laser, Iris Registration (IR) provides the most precise laser alignment accuracy to date, resulting in safer and more accurate surgical procedures, and even better outcomes.
Used only in combination with the Wavefront Guided treatment, IR is a fully automated, no-touch technology that allows us to create a “fingerprint” of your iris with microscopic detail and precision.
As part of your consultation, we use Wavescan diagnostics to look at the tissues (cornea, lens, and retina) that impact the way light moves through your eye. During your surgery, IR creates a very detailed image of your iris, making it possible to align our laser perfectly to your eye. Since no two irises are the same, IR also ensures that the correct prescription is matched to the correct eye and patient. No other technology offers this assurance.
Wavefront Guided Technology
Wavefront Guided technology allows for a complete, personalized treatment of the entire visual system. It was originally developed by NASA for the Hubble space telescope to help reduce the distortion one might see when viewing objects positioned in outer space, but today it has revolutionized the refractive surgery industry.
The WaveScan completed during your consultation identifies even the smallest visual imperfections and this data is loaded into the VISX laser. The laser can then use this data to treat your cornea, “customizing” your LASIK or PRK treatment to your exact visual needs.