: 100% Personalized LASIK Powered by iDesign, Wavefront, and iFS Bladeless Technology
iLASIK Exclusively at Kremer Eye Center
The first LASIK procedure in North America was performed at Kremer Eye Center in 1993. LASIK can correct most degrees of nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. There are a variety of ways LASIK can be performed, however at Kremer we exclusively perform iLASIK, the most advanced custom bladeless LASIK solution available using iDESIGN, WaveFront, and iFS IntraLase technologies.
We chose this most advanced technology because we believe it delivers the best results, based on our surgeons’ experience, as well as extensive NASA and military studies.
Key Features of iLASIK:
- 100% all-laser.
- 100% personalized just for you.
- iDESIGN and Wavefront technologies makes it possible for us to treat more people than ever before.
- Whether you’re nearsighted, farsighted or have astigmatism, you can achieve better vision with Kremer’s iLASIK procedure.
How iLASIK Works
Step 1: Creating Your Eye Map
The iDESIGN’s three-second scan produces a 3D image, an accurate “blueprint” of your eye, detailing the entire visual pathway and how it processes light. The iDESiGN measures and captures imperfections not detected in conventional technology.
Step 2: Preparing Your Eye
Using the iFS Advanced Bladeless laser, Kremer Surgeons create a micro-thin LASIK flap in seconds. The iFS results in the strongest, most secure LASIK flap possible, which is personalized for every patient to an exact diameter, depth, hinge location and shape. Flap creation using our iFS Advanced Bladeless laser technology is clinically proven to make LASIK faster, safer, and more precise than any other laser technology available.
Step 3: Delivering Your Personalized iLASIK Treatment
Next, a second, ultra-precise, cool-beam laser is used to apply the Advanced CustomVue Treatment, guided by the digital information from your iDESIGN WaveScan, to reshape the cornea to the desired curvature.
We use Iris Registration, an eye scanning technology that allows the Advanced CustomVue to accurately track your eye and deliver your custom treatment.
After your custom treatment, your surgeon will reposition the LASIK flap, and your iLASIK procedure is complete. Most people sit up and immediately notice dramatically better vision.
iDESIGN Wavefront Technology
What is the iDESIGN System?
Working like a computer “brain,” the iDESIGN LASIK system precisely measures and analyzes each eye’s imperfections as the first step in your LASIK procedure to help us create a 100% personalized treatment plan.
How does the iDESIGN LASIK System work?
Because like your fingerprint, no two eyes are alike, it’s important to capture each eye’s exact vision imperfections. The iDESIGN LASIK system uses Wavefront technology, a high-definition sensor that has 5x the resolution of previous technology*, capturing over 1,200 data points from each eye to create a detailed picture of your eye’s unique imperfections and accurately plan a treatment for you.
iDesign Wavefront Technology vs Optimized
What You Need To Know
Customized iDesign Wavefront-Guided LASIK at Kremer (Personalized)
- We create a 3-D map which provides detailed information of your entire visual pathway.
- These High-Definition measurements guide your 100% personalized LASIK vision treatment plan.
- This improves your visual acuity and quality beyond glasses, contacts, or less evolved (optimized) treatments
Optimized LASIK (One size fits all)
- Treatment plan is based is on the same data used for your eye glass prescription.
4x’s as many patients preferred their night vision after iLASIK with Wavefront Guided LASIK vs with their glasses or contacts.*
What can iDESIGN System-driven LASIK mean for me?
Your eyes are a gift. They help you experience life’s moments and navigate the world. No one understands this better than us, which is why we offer the latest in laser vision correction for the best possible results. The iDESIGN system-driven LASIK can result in clearer, sharper vision you will enjoy day and night.
iDESIGN is good News for Non-LASIK candidates
With iDESIGN Advanced Wavescan technology, more people may now be eligible for iLASIK, even those who may have been told they did not qualify for LASIK.
Call 1-800-694-3937 or click here to schedule your free LASIK consultation.
*Contact lens costs are estimates and provided for comparison purposes only (based over 20 years). Your personal contact lens cost will vary.
iFS Bladeless Technology
Kremer Eye Center is the first practice in the region to integrate the new iFS (bladeless) laser into its LASIK procedure.
LASIK with iFS laser technology is clinically proven to be faster, safer, and more precise than any other laser technology available. That means better outcomes for our patients, even compared to our last generation IntraLase (bladeless) laser, which was the gold standard of care.
There are two steps in the LASIK procedure. First, the surgeon creates a LASIK flap in the cornea. Then the flap is lifted to expose the inner cornea for step two, vision correction, by an excimer laser.
The first generation IntraLase laser revolutionized the first step of LASIK by making the procedure 100% blade-free. In 2004, Kremer was the first practice in the region to offer IntraLase bladeless flap-creation, and we continue to be the most experienced by far. Now, we’ve invested in cutting-edge iFS bladeless LASIK technology as part of our on-going commitment to innovation and results.
Using the iFS laser, the Kremer surgeons create a micro-thin LASIK flap. The focused laser pulses divide tissue at the molecular level without transferring heat or impacting the surrounding area. The result is a LASIK flap personalized for every patient to an exact diameter, depth, hinge location, and centration.
Clear Patient Advantages of the iFS Laser include:
- Faster LASIK procedure time, increasing patient comfort
- Stronger, more secure LASIK flaps
- Improved corneal sensitivity
- Fewer dry eye symptoms
If you’d like to learn more about LASIK with iFS bladeless laser technology, we invite you to come speak with a Kremer doctor about your questions. The LASIK consultation is free, our physicians take the time to explain the details of the procedure, our technology, what you can expect before, during, and after LASIK, and of course we will evaluate your eyes to determine if you are a good LASIK candidate. Call 1-800-694-3937 or click here to schedule your free LASIK consultation.
Question: Why did Kremer Eye Center choose iFS and Wavefront LASIK technology?
Answer: If it’s good enough for NASA…iFS bladeless technology used with WAVEfront Custom LASIK offers patients a completely personalized procedure — custom diagnosis with WAVEfront mapping, tailored laser flap creation with iFS IntraLase, and custom laser vision correction with the Excimer laser. This combined technology is so good, it is the ONLY LASIK that NASA and the military have approved for their astronauts and pilots, after extensive clinical studies. This fact, in addition to our surgeons personally finding that the technology delivers consistently good patient results, is why we have chosen this advanced LASIK for our practice.
The consistent accuracy of iFS bladeless technology can make LASIK eye surgery an option for patients who previously were not candidates, such as those with thin corneas or high nearsightedness (high glasses/contacts prescriptions).
Call 1-800-694-3937 or click here to schedule your free LASIK consultation.
WAVEfront Custom Measurements
Wavefront Custom LASIK (Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis) takes LASIK surgery to the next level of visual success and safety by enabling your surgeon to customize the LASIK treatment for your specific needs. Wavefront technology can accurately measure your refractive errors to produce better visual clarity than without this customized approach.
Keep reading to learn more about Wavefront Custom LASIK, what sets it apart from other methods, how it works, and whether it’s the right choice for you.
What is Wavefront technology?
Wavefront technology creates a 3-D map of your eye that encompasses the entire optical system and allows our surgeons to treat minute irregularities in the eye that traditional or optimized LASIK eye surgery can’t. True wavefront measurements are unique like a fingerprint. This greatly reduces the chance of developing glare or halos and offers patients a chance to see 20/20 or better. FDA studies show that Wavefront Custom LASIK may produce better vision than what is possible with contact lenses or glasses.
How is it different?
When Kremer doctors use the Wavefront technology, they can better diagnose vision problems during eye examinations. Traditional eye exam methods included a phoropter which contains many lenses of different powers. The eye doctor will change the lenses in front of the patient’s eyes and ask them to determine which lens produced the clearest image. This method may not always be the best approach and may not always produce the best results.
How does it work?
The main component of the Wavefront system is a device called an aberrometer that beams light through the eye and takes thousands of detailed measurements as it bounces back out to detect imperfections in the visual system. First, the wavefront passes through the pupil and measures its diameter. Then, the round shape of a wavefront of light that has passed through your eye is captured. As the waves exit the eye, a computer compares them to an ideal wavefront which equals perfect vision. The difference between the two is calculated and a personalized 3-D map of the exact pattern needed for vision correction is programmed. This is used to guide the laser when it reshapes the eye.
Your Eye’s Wavefront Map
Your eye’s 3-D wavefront map is compared to the reference shape that is a flat, circular plane that represents a theoretically perfect eye that exactly matches the diameter of your eye’s pupil.
The imperfections in your cornea and lens can alter the path of light rays and cause them to bend incorrectly which produces blurry vision.
The wavefront map is an accurate depiction of all the aberrations that affect your eyes. The surgeon uses it as a blueprint to design your specific LASIK procedure.
To determine if you’re a candidate for wavefront technology and to find out which laser eye surgery procedure is best for you, visit a Kremer Eye Center for a free consultation with one of our esteemed eye doctors. Click here to schedule a consultation today.
NASA-Approved iLASIK Surgery Technology
New NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) guidelines specify that only the most advanced form of LASIK (IntraLase and Wavefront CustomVue combined) may be performed on its candidates using precise measurement in the two-step bladeless custom LASIK procedure. NASA made the decision following a review of extensive Department of Defense clinical data which validated the idea that the combination of advanced all-laser LASIK technologies provides excellent safety and vision. The only laser eye surgery approved by NASA and trusted by all branches of the U.S. military is iLASIK.
About iLASIK Surgery
This revolution in LASIK surgery is blade-free, fully customized, and is the highest level of laser vision correction today. iLASIK is the first vision correction procedure to be 100% customized to the unique characteristics of each eye and can correct the broadest range of vision imperfections. This procedure has been in the making for over a decade to ensure maximum results. It’s trusted by thousands of doctors and millions of patients worldwide.
- Step 1: Your surgeon will utilize the most advanced measurement technology, wavefront, to create a 3D map of each eye so your treatment can be customized to each eye.
- Step 2: The IntraLase laser is then used to create a flap in your cornea, which is then folded back to perform iLasik.
- Step 3: The Advanced CustomVue laser then corrects your vision to the specifications of your eye’s map. This laser offers the highest level of precision and provides a safe and accurate result.
An estimated 50 percent of rejected NASA candidates are dismissed due to poor vision. The physically demanding, extreme zero gravity conditions astronauts endure make even simple contact lens care and maintenance a challenge. The advanced, all-laser LASIK procedure has also been cleared for U.S. military personnel including naval aviators, and most recently, Air Force pilots.
Kremer Eye Center continues to lead the industry in vision correction. As the first doctors in North America to perform LASIK eye surgery, their dedication to utilizing advanced technology allows for best results. There are also many different procedures that cater to patients who have various vision needs. If you’re interested in speaking with a Kremer physician about how one of these procedures could benefit you, click here to set up a consultation.