ILASIK correction can be an exciting way to gain freedom from glasses and contacts. Everyone’s eye is uniquely shaped, with peaks and valleys that may need specific attention for vision correction. Special measurements are collected using a Wavefront Scanner. These measurements are then loaded into the laser and utilized to make a very exacting refinement of the eye. This can reduce the chance for LASIK complications such as night-vision disturbances and glare, and it provides your best chance for improved vision.
First, the cool laser is used to create a flap in the surface of the eye. The surgeon then gently opens the flap to apply the laser to the surface below, putting your prescription directly onto the eye. The flap is then closed and the eye begins the healing process.
In the past, blades were used to create the flap and apply the corrective prescription to the eye. With iLASIK there are no blades, reducing patient anxiety greatly and improving the customization of your LASIK procedure.
During iLASIK, the average patient reports experiencing some light pressure on the eye accompanied by the appearance of some colors—much like what would happen upon rubbing your eye after waking up. The entire experience lasts for approximately 30 minutes, and afterward you are invited to rest comfortably before receiving information about home care. An afternoon of relaxation, either listening to music or favorite movies, completes the day.