iLASIK  –  Today’s Most Innovative Laser Vision Correction Procedure

Cape Fear Eye Associates is comprised of some of the nation most-esteemed LASIK surgeons and repeatedly voted Best Ophthalmology/Optometry Practice in Fayetteville by our patients. Our doctors and staff provide the highest-level in surgical preoperative as well as postoperative care which is individualized to accommodate each patient needs; resulting in exceptional outcomes. Our Board Certified Surgeons hold the highest level of education and training, so your choice for precision and clarity is closer than you might imagine. Our doctors have been recognized throughout their careers for contributions to patient care and to the community at large.

J. Wayne Riggins, OD, MD – Principal Investigator for the treatment of refractive error in the United States Army Service. Voted top 100 surgeons in Laser Vision Correction. Recognized leading physician of the World.

Sheel Patel, MD – Clinical professor at UNC Hospitals, Department of Ophthalmology; fellowship in Cornea / Refractive Surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Top Cornea Specialist in this region. Voted Professional of the Year in Ophthalmology and Care Provider of the Year.

Technical Excellence At Every Step

The iLASIK Procedure combines two advanced lasers with a 3-D mapping process in one integrated, bladefree procedure. To begin with, 3-D mapping captures your personalized refractive signature which, like a fingerprint, is unique to each of your eyes and provides the customized correction needed to personalize your iLASIK treatment. Next, a very thin, precise flap of corneal tissue is created. This flap is folded back, and your personalized iLASIK Procedure is performed. 

The Exceptional Results You’re Looking For

• Only the iLASIK Procedure has earned FDA approval to treat the broadest range of vision imperfections possible, including mild to severe nearsightedness, farsightedness and all types of astigmatism

• The technology behind the iLASIK Procedure helps physicians take more of their patients beyond 20/20 vision

• Only the iLASIK Procedure combines the technology that persuaded NASA to allow laser vision correction for their astronauts


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The introduction of the iLASIK Procedure means the wait for better vision is over

• The iLASIK Procedure has been used to treat more eyes than any other laser vision treatment available today

• No other procedure measures up to the iLASIK Procedure, combining the world’s most advanced vision correction advancements into one safe and effective procedure

• The iLASIK Procedure goes beyond other procedures that you may have heard of to truly personalize your vision correction based on your precise, individual vision needs

Your iLASIK Evaluation

Before having the iLASIK procedure, there is a critical evaluation step.  Your physician will perform a variety of painless tests to gauge the health of your eyes, and document your personal eye characteristics. (During this process some people may find out they are not good candidates, but most healthy adults are good candidates.)

To schedule a FREE iLASIK consultation please call (910) 484-2284 ext 273 and see if your a candidate for this Life Changing Procedure.


Step #1 – An individual Wave Scan Map

As the first step in the iLASIK procedure, your physician will take a detailed picture of your eyes. This picture creates a 3-D map of each eye, what we call a customized Wave Scan map, and this one-of-a-kind snapshot (every person’s eyes are unique) serves as the individual road map for your iLASIK Procedure. This mapping step is what enables you to get a truly personalized result, and is one of the valuable benefits that make the iLASIK Procedure unique.


Step #2  – The IntraLase LASIK Flap and the iLASIK Correction

The iLASIK Procedure is revolutionized by the use of two computer-guided lasers. With the iLASIK Procedure, the first, ultra-fast laser creates a thin LASIK flap in a process called the IntraLase Method. This unique laser has been used in millions of vision correction procedures and it is the premier laser of its kind. This is another component that makes the iLASIK Procedure so advanced, because some vision correction procedures use a blade to make this flap.


Patients who have blade-free created LASIK flaps using the IntraLase Method (the first step of the iLASIK Procedure) may experience faster recovery, fewer LASIK flap-related complications and fewer induced higher order aberrations (higher order aberrations may contribute to visual disturbances such as glare and halos).


When the flap is safely and precisely made, a second laser is used to make the actual correction to the cornea based on the exact specifications/measurements of your eyes. The laser is a “cool” laser so you won’t feel a thing. The entire correction only takes seconds per eye.


With the iLASIK procedure, this correction is ultra precise and truly personal. The laser works automatically and is driven by the computerized information that was gathered during your personal evaluation.


Step 3# – Post-op and Follow-up

With your laser correction complete, your physician will reposition the LASIK flap and then your iLASIK Procedure is complete. The entire procedure is typically completed in about 20 minutes. Many people sit up and notice dramatically better vision.


When you go home, you will be given some eye shields to prevent you from inadvertently bumping or rubbing your eyes. Then you will return to your physician for a series of follow up appointments to ensure that everything is ok.


Expect great results with the iLASIK Procedure

With the iLASIK procedure, most people experience 20/20 vision or better, so go out and enjoy life.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION – Laser assisted in-situ keratomileusis (LASIK) can only be performed by a trained physician and is specified for reduction or elimination of myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism as indicated within the product labeling. Laser refractive surgery is contraindicated for patients: a) with collagen vascular, autoimmune, or immunodeficiency diseases; b) who are pregnant or nursing women; c) with signs of keratoconus or abnormal corneal topography; d) who are taking one or both of the following medications: Isotretinoin (Accutane®*) and Amiodarone hydrochloride (Cordarone®†). Potential side effects to laser refractive surgery may include glare, dry eye, as well as other visual anomalies. LASIK requires the use of a microkeratome that cuts a flap on the surface of the cornea, potential side effects may include flap related complications. Consult with your eye care professional and Patient Information Booklet regarding the potential risks and benefits for laser refractive surgery, results may vary for each individual patient.