iLASIK™ is designed to treat myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism done completely blade-free. This technology allows for better precision, improved healing and corneal strength over traditional microkeratome bladed procedures.
At Image Plus, iLASIK™ procedures use a combination of three different technologies – iDesign® Refractive Studio, VISX® Star S4 IR™ and IntraLase® technology.
How it Works
If you have always worn prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses, get ready for life without boundaries!
A high definition 3-D visual representation of your eye is created using iDesign® Refractive Studio technology, measuring the unique imperfections of each eye. Dr. Wiens personally reviews and then creates a fully customized treatment for your eyes.
The corneal flap is created using IntraLase® which is proven to reduce most flap complications associated with blade procedures. The underlying cornea is then precisely reshaped using an excimer laser to correct your vision using the VISX® Star S4 IR™ technology.
The corneal flap is then repositioned back into place and adheres accurately due to the customized precision of the IntraLase® procedure.
Why choose iLASIK
Using the IntraLase® laser means significant improvements in safety and precision, with predictably better results. In fact, more patients achieved 20/20 vision with iLASIK™ as compared to traditional LASIK. Patients also preferred the vision of their iLASIK™ treated eye 3-to-1. Studies have also shown that the number of re-treatments needed is lower with iLASIK™, reducing risk and the time off work that may be needed for recovery.
What to Expect
The actual laser procedure usually takes less than a minute on each eye, but you still may be in the office for several hours.
Many patients will initially notice haloes, sometimes even during the day. Night haloes may be worse while you are using the medicated drops during the first week following surgery. Once you discontinue the drops, night vision starts to improve. Haloes are usually resolved by one month however, in some patients, this can take longer.
NASA and Health Canada Approved
iLASIK™ provides you with incredibly precise and predictable results and is approved by NASA, and the US Military – industries that demand the clearest, most precise vision possible. This technology and procedure is approved by Health Canada and the FDA.
VISX S4 Variable Spot Scanning (VSS)