IntraLASIK is the most recently developed technology (1999), and uses an all-laser procedure to gently create a flap and reshape the cornea. Traditional LASIK, done by use of a microkeratome blade, is an older method, and today has been largely replaced by bladeless IntraLASIK across the country and worldwide. Because of its outdated technology, traditional LASIK via the microkeratome blade is a cheaper option for surgery centers to use, and creates lower overhead costs for the site. IntraLASIK procedures more and longer stability to the cornea during flap creation than a microkeratome, and generally creates a more precise, consistent incision. It also boasts a lower rate of residual “higher-order aberrations,” which are complex visual errors uncorrectable with glasses or contact lenses. IntraLASIK is an investment in your eyes, and that investment should be reflected by the surgery site as well- make sure your doctors are providing only the best options. Most patients eligible for a LASIK procedure are also eligible for custom wavefront technology, This is an enhanced IntraLASIK procedure that uses 3D maps of your eye to guide the laser in reshaping the eye during the surgery. Each human corneal surface is unique, and carriers unique variations and errors that will need to be corrected to optimize visual results. Custom wavefront technology allows a more accurate way to map the sources of your eye’s visual errors, and to treat and eliminate those errors surgically. It also helps to eliminate higher-order aberrations.