iLASIK vs. Traditional Lasik


A safer and more accurate LASIK option

iLASIK is the latest technology in vision correction and the first vision correction procedure ever to be fully tailored for the unique characteristics of your eyes. iLASIK combines two computer-guided lasers to custom correct your vision 25 times more precisely than standard methods used to measure glasses or contact lenses.

In addition, iLASIK is a “blade-free” or “all-laser” LASIK eye surgery. This gives shorter recovery times and exceptional outcomes for most patients. Dr. Haines also uses the latest generation VISX Star S4 Laser with Wavefront System technology – the only system that has been approved by NASA for use on astronauts (read article).

The iLASIK procedure is performed at our Eugene, Oregon office and only takes minutes. It reshapes your cornea to correct the refractive imperfections in your eye.

The outstanding results and safety of blade-free LASIK is in large part due to IntraLase® technology. The IntraLase® system consists of two components: the IntraLase software and the extraordinarily precise femtosecond laser. The IntraLase software allows Dr. Haines to customize the LASIK procedure without the use of a blade.

Your eyes are mapped using WaveScan® technology which creates a three-dimensional guide to corneal imperfections unique to each patient’s eye. The data from the WaveScan® map guide is used to gently reshape the cornea to the correct curvature.

Most patients are able to sit up and look around immediately following the procedure.