LASIK surgery consists of two steps:
A corneal flap is created.
The flap is folded back so the wavefront excimer laser can correct your vision.
Traditionally, the corneal flap was created using a hand-held oscillating metal blade called a microkeratome. Today, the iFS IntraLase is a sophisticated 5th generation laser that creates a corneal flap for LASIK without a blade ever touching your eyes.
The iFS IntraLase Method uses tiny, ultra-precise pulses of laser light to create the corneal flap – a blade is not used to cut the flap.
Laser Eye Center of Silicon Valley is the first private practice in the Bay Area selected by AMO to provide this safer, more modern version of 5th generation technology- the iFS laser.
Amazing Results for NASA, Branches of the U.S. Military & You
NASA astronauts and U.S. pilots can have laser vision correction surgery today because of the exclusive, validated safety and precision performance of the IntraLase Method.
It enables you to have LASIK that is 100% blade-free.
It allows the doctor to tailor-make your corneal flap based on what’s best for your eye – something that is not possible with a blade or older lasers.
In a survey of LASIK patients, the vision in the IntraLase treated eye was preferred up to 3 to 1 over the vision in the blade-treated eye (among those who stated a preference).
Certain patients who were not previously eligible for LASIK using a blade may now be eligible using the IntraLase Method.