Contact our practice, serving the Centennial and Denver areas, to schedule a LASIK vision correction consultation.
Spivack Vision Center
6881 South Yosemite Street
Centennial, Colorado 80112
Phone: 888-898-2020 | 303-SEE-2020
New Patient Interested in LASIK?
Please call 888-898-2020
For your convenience, we provide our patient registration and health history forms in a secure, online format. Please complete these forms prior to your scheduled appointment.
Learn more about our experienced surgeons as well as the state-of-the-art procedures we offer in our In the News section.
Blade-free LASIK Eye Surgery
Serving Denver, Centennial and Denver CO
iFS™ IntraLase® LASIK Surgery
The refractive surgeons at Spivack Vision Center® in Centennial near Denver CO are proud to feature laser eye surgery using iFS™ IntraLase® laser technology for a 100% blade-free experience. Blade-free LASIK not only gives our surgeons superb control over the procedure for unmatched accuracy, but it also provides the assurance to patients that they are undergoing a state-of-the-art vision correction treatment that will result in the safest and most successful outcome possible.
What Is Blade-free LASIK?
Blade-free LASIK eye surgery is the 100% bladeless approach to traditional LASIK surgery. Instead of using a microkeratome blade during the first part of laser eye surgery, the iFS™ IntraLase® laser uses rapid, predictable pulses of infrared energy, creating a layer of tiny air bubbles within the cornea. The thousands of air bubbles link together to create a beveled-edge corneal flap, which is then gently pulled back for the second part of the LASIK process. The laser beam never touches the cornea’s exterior, resulting in fewer complications. The entire iFS™ IntraLase® LASIK process takes only seconds, and when it is complete, the second part of the LASIK procedure, correcting the prescription, can continue.
Introducing New iFS™ IntraLase® Laser Technology for Bladeless LASIK Eye Surgery
The iFS™ IntraLase® laser has been successfully used in millions of blade-free laser eye surgery procedures. In 2009, Spivack Vision became the first and only center in the Denver metro area to upgrade to the new iFS™ IntraLase® technology. The advanced iFS™ IntraLase® LASIK technology allows the surgeon even greater ability to customize the corneal flap for each patient.
Whereas use of a handheld microkeratome blade may result in uneven flaps and abnormal corneal surfaces, the computer-guided iFS™ IntraLase® laser creates a flap that is 100 times more precise. This allows the bladeless surgery to be more customized to the patient and gives our eye surgeons unprecedented control during IntraLase® laser eye surgery.
Advantages of iFS™ Blade-free Laser Eye Surgery
Many patients opt for Blade-free LASIK because of the added benefits the procedure offers over traditional laser eye surgery. In fact, many LASIK patients choose the Blade-free method when given the option. Blade-free LASIK carries many advantages over traditional LASIK surgery:
- The computer-controlled iFS™ IntraLase® laser gives our surgeons a higher level of accuracy and control during the critical first step of LASIK surgery.
- Blade-free LASIK delivers a greater degree of safety and fewer post-surgical complications than traditional LASIK. The iFS™ IntraLase® laser creates a customized beveled edge on the corneal flap allowing for more precise alignment when it is repositioned after the LASIK process, and less chance of slipping. This promotes quick healing and reducing the chances for complications.
- The use of the iFS™ IntraLase® laser is also more comfortable for patients than the use of a microkeratome because there is significantly less pressure placed on the cornea. This, in turn, can give the patient a higher sense of safety and peace of mind.
- Laser eye surgery using the iFS™ IntraLase® method also may allow patients who are not considered good candidates for traditional LASIK another refractive surgery alternative to achieve clearer vision. Individuals with a high degree of myopia or Hyperopia, as well as individuals with thin or thick corneas and those who have previously undergone corneal surgery, may be able to undergo vision correction surgery with the iFS™ IntraLase® method.
Contact Us to Learn More about Laser Eye Surgery
Find out how you can benefit from blade-free LASIK. If you live in or near the Denver and Centennial, Colorado areas and think blade-free iFS™ IntraLase® laser eye surgery may be the solution for you, Contact Us to schedule a complimentary evalution to see if you are a good candidate for blade-free LASIK.