Femtosecond LASER Flap Creation

We know the decision to have LASIK surgery is a big one, so we take great care to determine what’s best for you as our patient. That’s why we offer blade-free LASIK treatment using the IntraLase method.


The patients of Valley Eye Institute can now elect for vision correction surgery with more confidence than ever before. Blade-free iLASIK using the IntraLase Method offers incomparable safety and optimal precision with the only fully automated and laser-controlled laser vision correction procedure. If you are seeking LASIK in Ohio now is a great time to call us for an explanation of the technology.



What’s the difference? Traditional LASIK involves manually creating a corneal flap the doctor will gently fold back so that the LASIK procedure will be performed. A microkeratome, a hand-held oscillating blade is what doctors normally use to create the flap.With the IntraLase method, pulses of laser light create your corneal flap, which is then lifted so the next step of LASIK—the reshaping of your cornea—can be performed. When your LASIK treatment is over, the flap is securely repositioned into place. This bladeless, computer-guided technology is more accurate than the mechanical microkeratomes (hand-held devices with a thin metal blade) that most surgeons use to create a corneal flap.

IntraLase Assurance and Comfort

The new iFS Advanced Femtosecond Laser system takes refractive surgery – and more specifically, Lasik flap creation – to a whole new standard of speed, comfort, and accuracy. It’s designed to deliver biomechanically  engineered flaps that can be customized  for every individual cornea.

The IntraLase method has been used successfully on hundreds of thousands of eyes and we trust this advanced technology to deliver exceptional results. Our commitment is to provide you with the ultimate in comfort, safety, and outstanding vision. LASIK with IntraLase can help you achieve all of this—while it delivers the added assurance of knowing you’re being treated with the most advanced technology available.

  • LASIK performed with IntraLase is preferred by patients.
  • In a survey of clinical practices, the vision in the IntraLase-treated eye was preferred up to 3 to 1 by patients over the vision in the mechanical blade–treated eye (among those who stated a preference)
  • LASIK performed with IntraLase delivers superior visual results.
  • In a clinical study comparing the IntraLase laser to the leading microkeratome, more patients achieved 20/20 vision or better in standard and custom LASIK surgery when the IntraLase method was used to create the corneal flap.

How the IntraLase Method Works

Unlike mechanical instruments, IntraLase technology is uniquely able to program the dimensions of your flap based on what’s best for your eye. Then the IntraLase laser creates your flap from below the surface of the cornea—without ever cutting it.