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Do You Know the Difference Between iLASIK and LASIK?

What is iLASIK exactly?  

This is an extreme­ly com­mon ques­tion for peo­ple who are look­ing to cor­rect their vision and are try­ing to decide on an exact treat­ment to par­take in. Many peo­ple look into the com­mon­ly known LASIK refrac­tive surgery. How­ev­er, if you are real­ly look­ing to take your eye­sight to the most refined lev­el, the iLASIK pro­ce­dure might be for you!

The LASIK pro­ce­dure is a refrac­tive surgery that pri­mar­i­ly works to reshape to the cornea with a laser in order to fix a vari­ety of dif­fer­ent eye con­di­tions such as near­sight­ed­ness, far­sight­ed­ness, and astig­ma­tism. The cornea is the clear, curved out­er lay­er of your eye and is the pri­ma­ry com­po­nent that refracts light and helps your eye focus on an image. As a result of the fact that the cornea accounts for rough­ly two-thirds of the total opti­cal pow­er of the eye, it makes com­plete sense why the LASIK pro­ce­dure has been so effec­tive!Image of eye laser correction

The main rea­sons why the iLASIK pro­ce­dure is per­haps even more effec­tive than the tra­di­tion­al LASIK surgery is because it is com­plete­ly per­son­al­ized in every way while com­bin­ing ALL of the lat­est top of the line laser eye pro­ce­dures to give you the best eye­sight pos­si­ble!  

The typical iLASIK procedure consists of:

    • LASIK Intralase pro­ce­dure — per­formed to enhance the pre­dictabil­i­ty and safe­ty of the entire expe­ri­ence
    • Cus­tom Vue pro­ce­dure — per­formed to enhance your night vision (loss of night vision is a com­mon­ly not­ed side effect of the tra­di­tion­al LASIK surgery)
    • Iris Reg­is­tra­tion — per­formed to opti­mize where the laser treat­ments are placed on your cornea to help your vision to be cor­rect­ed to the sharpest pos­si­ble lev­el


As a result of all of the pro­ce­dures work­ing togeth­er in a syn­er­gis­tic fash­ion while also being cus­tomized for your eyes specif­i­cal­ly makes the iLASIK pro­ce­dure very attrac­tive for many patients who aim to take their eye­sight seri­ous­ly.  If you are won­der­ing if iLASIK is the right pro­ce­dure for you, please con­tact us here at Dia­mond Vision.

February 21st, 2018|Comments Off on Do You Know the Difference Between iLASIK and LASIK?

About the Author:

Born in Connecticut and raised in Upstate New York , Dr. Stetson graduated Cum Laude from Colgate University in New York, and then earned an MD degree with honors at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. He distinguished himself again in residency at the Albany Medical Center, where he obtained the highest percentile in the Ophthalmology Knowledge Assessment Examinations. Dr. Stetson has performed more than 50,000 refractive surgeries and has been on staff at Diamond Vision since 2004, before becoming Medical Director in 2006.


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