The iLASIK procedure couples Advanced CustomVue measurements with a two-laser approach that has been shown to improve clinical results for more patients than the single-laser platform of Traditional and CustomVue LASIK. iLASIK is a bladeless, all-laser procedure and is the only procedure approved by NASA for use on astronauts.

The components of iLASIK are:

Step 1 — Creating Your Personal Vision Profile:

The first step in the iLASIK procedure is to perform a series of tests to determine the individual characteristics of your vision, including the use of our WaveScan™ technology. The WaveScan system creates a 3-D map of the unique imperfections of your eyes. Then our Advanced CustomVue™ process uses the digital information from that map to design a custom treatment for each of your eyes.

Step 2 — Making The iLASIK Flap

The iLASIK procedure exclusively uses an advanced technology called the IntraLase™ Method. The IntraLase Method is a 100% blade-free approach to creating your corneal flap, the thin flap of tissue that the doctor folds back in order to perform your iLASIK procedure. The IntraLase Method also delivers outstanding visual results — more patients achieve vision that is 20/20 or better when the IntraLase Method is used.1 And in a clinical survey of LASIK patients who had their corneal flaps created using a blade in one eye and the IntraLase Method in the other, the vision in the IntraLase-treated eye was preferred 3-to-1 

Step 3 — Your Laser Vision Correction

Now that you’ve had your personal vision profile using WaveScan technology and your blade-free corneal flap using the exclusive IntraLase Method, your vision can be corrected using the Advanced CustomVue treatment within the iLASIK procedure. The Advanced CustomVue process has earned FDA approval to treat the broadest range of vision imperfections possible, including mild-to-severe nearsightedness, farsightedness and all types of astigmatism. Clinical studies results3 showed that one year after treatment:

  • 100 percent of nearsighted patients and more than 95 percent of all clinical study patients could pass a driving test without glasses or contact lenses
  • 98 percent of mild-to-moderate nearsighted patients and almost three-quarters of all clinical study patients could see 20/20 or better without glasses or contact lenses
  • Four times as many mild-to-moderately nearsighted participants were very satisfied with their night vision after treatment compared to their night vision before treatment with glasses or contacts