Have You Heard of IntraLase Blade-Free Lasik?

Have You Heard of IntraLase Blade-Free Lasik?

I’m sure you have all heard of the refractive procedure known as LASIK.  LASIK has been the primary form of refractive surgery for years.  However, technology has a way of vastly improving on current methods, and corrective eye surgery is no different. IntraLase is now the preferred technology of surgeons in the United States.  Indeed, since 2009, 31.4 million laser vision correction procedures have been done worldwide.

If you are thinking of LASIK, read on to get the up to date facts on the best technology!

What is IntraLase, and is it the right procedure for you?

First, IntraLase has several equivalent names: IntraLase, Bladeless LASIK, all-laser LASIK, Blade-free LASIK, and iLASIK. All of these terms refer to the same femtosecond laser technology.

How does LASIK differ from IntraLase?

Conventional LASIK uses a microkeratome blade to create a flap on your cornea.  That flap is then laid back by the surgeon and the laser completes the procedure.  With IntraLase, there is no blade.  A flap is still created on your cornea, but it’s done without a blade! This bladeless technique is now the most advanced laser vision correction available, and can help you achieve clear, precise vision.  More surgeons are choosing IntraLase because the blade free method provides greater precision and improved patient outcomes.

Dr. Philip Penrose is the only doctor on the Monterey peninsula doing this specialized procedure!

If you are thinking of having laser vision done, set up your pre-procedure consultation with Dr. Penrose.  Every eye is unique.  So, Dr. Penrose will determine your candidacy for the procedure, help establish expectations, and, as a candidate, indicate the range of your probable outcomes based on your prescription and healing profile. When you have the iLASIK procedure, you’ll get a completely integrated, personalized procedure based on advanced vision correction technology at every step.    You’ll have special tests done before your procedure.  One is the WaveScan. It gives a 3-D map of your eyes that gets integrated to form that precise digital map design he will use for your eyes!

Though each candidate’s specific prescription parameters vary, the general range of the blade-free method is from approximately -7 Diopters of nearsightedness to +3 Diopters in farsightedness, with roughly 3 Diopters of astigmatism.

I’m sure you still have questions about this amazing procedure, so take a few minutes and set up that consultation with Dr. Penrose so you can get all the facts you need to make an informed decision about the Blade-free LASIK option!

I’m sure you have all heard of the refractive procedure known as LASIK.  LASIK has been the primary form of refractive surgery for years.  However, technology has a way of vastly improving on current methods, and corrective eye surgery is no different.  IntraLase is now the preferred technology of surgeons in the United States.  Indeed, since 2009, 31.4 million laser vision correction procedures have been done worldwide.

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