iLASIK, the new standard in all-laser LASIK. iLASIK is a combination of the most advanced FDA-approved technologies so clinically beneficial, that it's Dr. Arffa's standard of care for every LASIK patient. Now, with an advanced suite of fully integrated, iLASIK technologies, your LASIK experience can be customized from start to finish. The complete package of iLASIK technologies includes:

  • VISX Wavescan WaveFront™ Diagnostics
  • IntraLase™ Femtosecond Laser
  • VISX Star S4 Iris Registration™ Excimer Laser
  • VISX Advanced CustomVue™ Treatment

What is iLASIK and how does it work?
The very best things in life are custom-fit, and that includes vision correction Dr. Arffa and TLC Laser Center . One size does not fit all when it comes to your eyes. Just like the tailoring of a fine suit or designer dress, your iLASIK procedure is 100% tailor-made for you.

iLASIK is the combination of Wavescan diagnostic eye-mapping, Iris Registration technologies, IntraLase flap creation and CustomVue LASIK treatment.

It allows unprecedented customization and accuracy making it possible for the actual laser treatment to be fully customized to the unique characteristics of each of your eyes. This precise level of measurement and treatment can enable you to achieve the full potential of your personal best vision. Here's how it works:

  1. Customized Measurements
    Customized Measurements
    iLASIK addresses the uniqueness of your eyes, from the individual curvature of your corneas to the microscopic nuances of your anatomy. Wavescan 3D mapping creates a blueprint of your eye and Iris Registration reads the specific characteristics of your iris to accurately align the Wavefront treatment.

  2. Laser-Created Flaps
    The IntraLase FS laser is a computer-guided, ultra-fast laser that is used to create the thin corneal flap for the iLASIK procedure. The IntraLase FS creates an optimal surface below the flap, allowing better visual outcomes. In clinical studies, more patients achieved 20/20 vision or better with procedures that incorporate the IntraLase technique.

  3. Wavefront-Guided Vision Correction
    Dr. Arffa utilizes the VISX Star S4 excimer laser to perform your laser treatment. The Advanced CustomVue procedure provides the most precise, accurate form of laser vision correction available today. 3D eye tracking ensures that even if your eye moves, your treatment remains exact and specific to your customized iLASIK procedure.


iLASIK is the final frontier of LASIK
NASA recently approved the LASIK procedure for its astronauts following review of extensive military clinical data, which showed the use of two lasers (femtosecond & wavefront-guided) provides superior safety and vision as compared to earlier forms of the procedure.

In fact, all branches of the U.S. military have approved LASIK for their servicemen and women, including Naval aviators and Air Force pilots, thanks to a decade of military research and recent advancements in iLASIK technology.

What does this mean for you?
The safety and effectiveness of iLASIK have been validated by our nation's most critical and scrutinizing physicians and scientists. Mission critical personnel whose vision is essential to their job have been given the green light for LASIK. Even your most-extreme lifestyle is nothing compared to being ejected from an F-16 or the G-Forces of shuttle rocket blastoff.

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