Straight Facts About The iLASIK Procedure
Your Wait Is Over
A lot of people have had successful LASIK, but as many as 10 times that number are good candidates that are waiting.1 Some people are waiting because they don't think they can afford it. Others are unaware of the true safety of the procedure. But most people are waiting simply because they lack the right information. The introduction of the iLASIK Procedure means the wait is over and it's simple:
- Most people are candidates — make an appointment and have an exam
- The technologies used in the iLASIK Procedure are safe, effective2 and used in more than 10 million procedures
- You can afford it; let us show you how
- The iLASIK Procedure is not complicated — it's fast and virtually painless
Safe and Effective
The technology used in the iLASIK Procedure is very mature (the systems used today have been in use for years) and safe.2 Doctors have been performing laser vision correction procedures for over a decade and 31.4 million procedures have been performed worldwide to date,3 making it the most common elective vision procedure in the U.S. In fact, all branches of the U.S. military and NASA recently allowed the treatment of LASIK for their servicemen and women, thanks to studies using iLASIK Technology.
- Market Scope, 2006 Comprehensive Report on the Global Refractive Surgery Market.
- Data on file. AMO Development, LLC. CustomVue Procedure Clinical Trials submitted to the FDA; 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007.
- Market Scope Q1 2009 Quarterly Estimate.
Laser assisted in-situ keratomileusis (LASIK) can only be performed by a trained physician and is specified for reduction or elimination of myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism as indicated within the product labeling. Laser refractive surgery is contraindicated for patients: a) with collagen vascular, autoimmune, or immunodeficiency diseases; b) who are pregnant or nursing women; c) with signs of keratoconus or abnormal corneal topography; d) who are taking one or both of the following medications: Isotretinoin (Accutane) and Amiodarone hydrochloride (Cordarone). Potential side effects to laser refractive surgery may include glare, dry eye, as well as other visual anomalies. LASIK requires the use of a microkeratome that cuts a flap on the surface of the cornea, potential side effects may include flap related complications. Consult with your eye care professional and Patient Information Booklet regarding the potential risks and benefits for laser refractive surgery, results may vary for each individual patient.
Restricted Device: U.S. Federal Law restricts this device to sale, distribution, and use by or on the order of a physician or other licensed eye care practitioner. U.S. Federal Law restricts the use of this device to practitioners who have been trained in its calibration and operation and who have experience in the surgical treatment and management of refractive errors.