In 2010, Northeastern Eye Institute became the first center in Northeastern Pennsylvania to offer the iLASIK laser vision correction procedure to patients requiring eye glasses or contact lenses. This procedure can end or greatly reduce one’s dependence on corrective eyewear.
The iLASIK procedure combines advanced custom laser vision correction with an IntraLase technology to produce clearer vision and better clinical outcomes than ever before, particularly in comparison to other vision correction technologies currently available. For more information about this exciting treatment option, please call (800) 844-6315 to speak with a friendly member of the Northeastern Eye Institute team.
Our Laser Vision Correction Experience
The Board Certified LASIK surgeons at Northeastern Eye Institute have performed LASIK and other laser vision correction procedures on thousands of suitable candidates with great results. Yet, as many as ten times that number are ideal candidates for the procedure, and have just been waiting for the next generation of laser vision correction surgery to become available. This technology is now here at Northeastern Eye Institute.
With the introduction of the iLASIK procedure, LASIK has become even more predictable, precise and safe than ever before – with over 10 million procedures successfully performed worldwide with great results. Northeastern Eye Institute now makes this fast, virtually painless vision correction affordable and accessible, offering competitive prices and 0% financing.
Is iLASIK Safe?
Surgeons have been performing laser vision procedures for over a decade, with over 32 million procedures performed worldwide to date. In fact, laser vision correction is the most common elective vision procedure in the U.S. – and the iLASIK procedure improves upon this trusted technology.
iLASIK uses tried-and-trusted wavefront technology to correct vision – the same technology used by scientists at NASA and other agencies for space research and exploration. Proving the safety and efficacy of the procedure is the reassurance that all branches of the U.S. military, plus NASA, recently allowed their servicemen and women to undergo laser vision correction to correct their vision; as a result of clinical studies performed using iLASIK technology.
The iLASIK Procedure
At Northeastern Eye Institute, the iLASIK procedure is performed by Board Certified eye surgeons Dr. Thomas Boland and Dr. Chris Jordan. The procedure takes just minutes, and reshapes the cornea to correct the refractive imperfections in your eye.
When you decide to undergo iLASIK at Northeastern Eye Institute, here's what you can expect:
- First, you would undergo an extensive eye exam by an eye doctor followed by a consultation with a Board Certified surgeon
- Computers and specialized software are then used to make an individual blueprint of your eyes. This blueprint is used to drive your laser correction procedure, which is tailored specifically to suit your vision needs and give you a truly customized result
- On the day of your procedure, a laser is used to make a thin flap in your cornea, which enables the surgeon to make the iLASIK correction directly to your cornea. You'll be given numbing drops so you won't feel pain during this part of the surgery
- A second laser is used to make the correction to your cornea, based on your prescription and unique characteristics of the eye . This correction is computer driven under the eyes of the surgeon The procedure is safe, fast and virtually painless
To correct your vision with the iLASIK procedure, a thin flap needs to be created. There are two ways to make this flap: a blade or the IntraLase laser.
Common iLASIK Questions
It’s natural to have questions and concerns when considering laser vision correction. Your iLASIK surgeon at Northeastern Eye Institute and our team of optometrists and staff are experts at answering those questions and will provide you with support throughout the process.
If you are considering the iLASIK, here are answers to a few of our most frequently asked questions:
- You will remain awake during the iLASIK laser vision correction procedure, but may be given medication to relax you during the procedure
- Your eyes will be numbed with drops, and aside from a little pressure, you will most likely feel nothing during the procedure
- Typically both eyes are treated during the same visit
- The iLASIK procedure generally takes less than 10 minutes per eye
- Outcomes may vary. Ninety-eight percent of mildly to moderately nearsighted patients participating in the CustomVue Clinical Trials submitted to the FDA could see 20/20 or better one year after treatment.
Dr. Boland and Dr. Jordan, as well as our team of experienced and knowledgeable staff, will be happy to address any additional questions or concerns you may have before, during and after your procedure.
20/20 and Beyond
20/20 vision is the gold standard or baseline for clear vision. It means that you see at 20 feet what a person without any vision problems would see at 20 feet. If your vision was 20/40, it means that you can see an object 20 feet away, but a person without any vision problem would be able to see the same object if he/she is 40 feet away.
In short, the higher the second number the worse your vision is, and the lower the second number the better your vision is. You need to be at least 20/40 in order to drive, while fighter pilots are often 20/15.
The vast majority of iLASIK patients have seen 20/20 OR BETTER after surgery ... This could be life changing!*
*Outcomes may vary. Ninety-eight percent of mildly to moderately nearsighted patients participating in the CustomVue Clinical Trials submitted to the FDA could see 20/20 or better one year after treatment.
Many of our patients undergoing iLASIK laser vision correction are from the military, police, fire department or other service organizations – in addition to private sector professionals and sports enthusiasts. They choose iLASIK because of its proven results and safety record – and most recommend it to anyone who wants to eliminate or greatly reduce their dependence on corrective eyewear.
If you wear eye glasses and contact lenses, contact the doctors at Northeastern Eye Institute to learn more about the new and advanced iLASIK procedure. Please complete the form on this page or call (800) 844-6315 today.