There are always technological advancements being made in the medical industry. One of those industries that seems to keep advancing is Lasik. We think that’s a great thing, because we’re able to help people see better that we didn’t have the technology to help just a few years ago. One of the most exciting advancements we love is iLasik, which is similar to Lasik in that it helps restore great vision to people who normally must rely on glasses or contacts to see.
If you’re interested in getting rid of glasses or contacts, then it’s time to learn more about iLasik. Keep reading for some of the most commonly asked questions about this amazing procedure.
What is it?
iLasik is a specialized procedure where the cornea is reshaped, which helps correct vision issues like nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. This amazing procedure utilizes three technologies combined to give you great results. CustomVue™ Wavefront technology, the Intralase Blade-free laser, and the VISX Star 4 Excimer Laser are all star players in this procedure.
How does it work?
There are three steps when it comes to the iLasik procedure. First, your doctor will use the CustomVue™ wavefront technology to make a detailed map of each of your eyes (each eye is done one at a time). Second, a thin corneal flap is created using a femtosecond laser. Then, the heavy lifting. Your eye is then adjusted by your doctor, who will use the VISX Star 4 Excimer Laser. After all adjustments are made, the corneal flap is replaced and you’re ready to start healing.
How long is the procedure?
iLasik is very quick, similar to Lasik procedures. It only takes about 15 to 40 seconds to create the corneal flap, and around the same time to make the adjustments to your cornea. Overall, you will likely be in the treatment room for around a half hour, and your appointment will last around an hour. You will want to prepare for someone to drive you home afterwards, and you will want to rest for the remainder of the day.
If you’re ready to ditch the glasses or contacts in time for the holidays, then give us a call at (757) 484-0101 today to schedule a consultation about iLasik.