Blade-Free LASIK Procedure
At Loden iVision Centers, we see it as our personal mission to help you see 20/20 or better so you can finally experience the joy of clear vision! That’s why, as Tennessee’s leading laser vision correction specialists, we offer our patients only the most advanced technology available for the peace of mind you deserve—iLASIK. This all-laser, blade-free procedure combines the advanced IntraLase Femtosecond Laser (IntraLase iFS™) with the VISX Star S4 excimer laser to provide patients with a procedure so safe and precise that even NASA has approved it for U.S. astronauts. This advanced treatment platform can treat a broad range of vision imperfections, including nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. As part of this advanced procedure, CustomVue™ technology allows every procedure to be completely personalized for each patients’ eyes, leading to outstanding visual results. This amazing technology and Loden iVision Centers’ team of highly trained surgeons is the perfect combination that have led to 20/20 or better results for 99% of our patients.
iLASIK – Safety and Accuracy with No Metal Blade
Most patients are pleasantly surprised to find that at Loden iVision Centers, LASIK is 100% all-laser. Unlike traditional LASIK, where the first step is to create a flap with a handheld metal blade called a microkeratome, iLASIK at Loden Vision is 100% blade-free. While traditional LASIK with a blade is outdated, some surgeons still use this technique.
Always at the forefront of technology and innovation, it’s no surprise that Loden iVision Centers was the first in Tennessee to offer patients advanced iLASIK for its safety and increased accuracy2 with no metal blade. Using lasers for every step of the procedure allows Dr. Loden and his team of experts unprecedented control and precision for outstanding visual outcomes. Additionally, as the first Tennessee LASIK surgeon to perform the procedure, Dr. Loden is also the most experienced iLASIK surgeon in Tennessee.
Traditional vs. Blade-Free LASIK
In “old technique” or traditional LASIK, a handheld mechanical device called a microkeratome uses a metal blade to cut into the surface of the eye (the cornea) to create a flap. Unfortunately, this is how many surgeons still perform LASIK.
In blade-free LASIK, the metal blade is replaced with a laser called IntraLase. The IntraLase iFS™ Laser creates the flap in the first step of the procedure, with the safety and accuracy of a computer controlled, cold beam laser. This is a safe and predictable approach to laser vision correction.