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Imagine waking up and seeing the world around you, hassle-free and without the need for contacts or glasses. The iLASIK procedure can give you that! So no matter where your day takes you, you'll be able to see clearly.*
*You may need reading glasses after LASIK even if you didn't wear them before.
Designed Just for you
The iLASIK procedure uses advanced proven technology at every step of your LASIK procedure –giving you a 100% personalized treatment.
The first step is to create a 3-D map of the imperfections of your eye using wavefront-guided eye-mapping technology. This intricate map provides an in-depth representation of your unique vision needs using highly precise measurements.
**Phoropter measures errors in 0.25 D increments, a wavefront aberrometer measures in 0.01 D increments, making it 25x more precise.
Step 2: Preparing Your Eye
The procedure uses an ultra-fast laser to create a thin, customized flap that is gently folded back to prepare your cornea for treatment.
An ultra-precise laser is used to gently reshape your cornea to the desired curvature, based on the digital information from your wavefront-guided eye map.
The iLASIK Procedure by the Numbers
Be confident in your choice for high-quality, high clarity vision1
It's The One That Delivers The Clear, Sharp Vision You Expect
Many people could see 20/16 or better after the procedure1
>91% of myopia patients were satisfied with their vision2,3✝
>96% of myopia patients were willing to recommend the procedure to friends and family2,3✝
Treats nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism in patients 18 years and older
✝Retrospective study of myopia patients (N = 67 & N = 371). Questionnaire derived from the joint LASIK Study Task Force.
FDA has not evaluated the questionnaire to determine its validity.
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How Much Does
Millions of people find that laser vision correction is a solid investment that pays dividends in glasses-free vision for years to come and offers significant long-term savings compared to contact lens wear.
If you are interested in having laser vision correction, you will need to have a pre-surgical examination to determine if your eyes have a stable prescription, are healthy and suitable for surgery. This will include a complete medical and eye history, and thorough examination of both eyes with a wavefront system.
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- Clinical studies submitted to FDA via 930016 supplements 044.
- Schallhorn SC, Venter JA, Hannan SJ, Hettinger KA. Outcomes of Wavefront-guided Laser in situ Keratomileusis Using a New-Generation Hartmann-Shack Aberrometer in Patients with High Myopia. J Cataract Refract Surg 2015; 41: 1810–1819.
- Schallhorn SC, Brown M, Venter JA, et al. Early Clinical Outcomes of Wavefront-Guided Myopic LASIK Treatments Using a New-Generation Hartmann-Shack Aberrometer. J Refractive Surg 2014;30(1):14-21.
Important Safety Information
Indications: LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis) is a laser surgery procedure that permanently changes the shape of the cornea to reduce or eliminate nearsightedness, farsightedness, or mixed astigmatism due to an abnormal curve in the cornea. Only an eye care professional trained in laser vision correction can determine if you are a candidate for this procedure.
Contraindications: You should not have LASIK if you have collagen vascular (such as rheumatoid arthritis), autoimmune, or an immunodeficiency disease, because they affect the body’s ability to heal. You should not have this procedure if you are pregnant or nursing, show signs of corneal thinning, or take medications with eye-related side effects, such as Isotretinoin (Accutane®) for acne treatment or Amiodarone hydrochloride (Cordarone®) for normalizing heart rhythm.
Warning: LASIK is not recommended if you have diabetes, a history of herpes simplex or herpes zoster keratitis, significant dry eye, or severe allergies.
Precautions: Your doctor will examine your eyes to determine if you are a candidate for this procedure. Talk to your doctor about any eye-related conditions, injuries, or surgeries you have had, as well as any changes to your vision in the past year. These may result in poor vision after LASIK. Tell your doctor about any medications you are taking. After surgery, you may find it more difficult to see in conditions such as dim light, rain, snow, fog, or glare from bright lights at night. For patients 18 years (Advanced CustomVue Treatment) or 21 years (CustomVue Treatment) and over.
Side Effects: Possible side effects include dryness, which may be severe; loss of vision or the possible need for glasses or contact lenses after surgery; and visual disturbances such as halos (hazy rings around lights), glare, starbursts, double images, and other visual irregularities that may be debilitating. LASIK requires the use of an instrument (keratome) that cuts a flap on the surface of the cornea, and this may potentially cause swelling, corneal scratch, and other flap-related complications.
Please consult with your eye care professional and carefully review the Patient Information Booklet regarding the potential risks and benefits of this procedure. Results may vary for each individual patient.
The iLASIK® platform, utilizing the iFS® femtosecond laser and wavefront-guided technologies (STAR S4 IR® excimer laser and iDESIGN® Advanced WaveScan Studio or WaveScan WaveFront® systems).
Caution: U.S. Federal Law restricts these devices to use by practitioners who have been trained in their calibration and operation and who have experience in the surgical treatment and management of refractive errors.
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