Houston Bladeless LASIK (iLASIK)

LASIK (laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis) is a life-changing procedure during which a laser is used to reshape the cornea of the eye, which corrects flaws responsible for nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. Today, there are many types of LASIK procedures. Since the origination of LASIK, there have been big advancements such as iLASIK or IntraLase, a bladeless LASIK procedure.

LASIK vs iLASIK (Bladeless LASIK)

In a nutshell, the traditional LASIK procedure requires a blade or incision, while iLASIK is more well known as bladeless LASIK. Traditional LASIK surgery requires a microkeratome, a sharp surgical blade used to create an incision in the cornea. Most patients who undergo the iLASIK (IntraLase or all-laser LASIK) procedure due to issues that can arise from traditional LASIK procedures.

The iLASIK Procedure

The first step of iLASIK is the mapping of the eye using WaveScan technology. This leading-edge software is used to create a three-dimensional map of the cornea, which allows our surgeons to identify vision flaws unique to each patient’s eye. The data from the WaveScan map is then used to calibrate the excimer laser, which reshapes the corneal tissue during surgery.

Once the data is obtained, a laser is used to create the corneal flap. The use of a computer-guided laser to create the flap makes the procedure safe and precise.

The next step of iLASIK uses unique data taken from WaveScan, to correct even the smallest corneal flaws. The flap is then gently returned to its original position to act as a natural bandage for the eye.

Experienced Surgeons For Superior Results

The physicians at Eye Center of Texas have performed thousands of iLASIK procedures that have resulted in improved vision, eliminating the need for glasses or contact lenses. The skilled and knowledgeable staff at the Eye Center of Texas will ensure that you are comfortable throughout the procedure and will provide full instructions for aftercare.

For more information on blade-free iLASIK surgery, Houston patients can contact the Eye Center of Texas for further information on this procedure.

Our Locations


6565 W. Loop S. Suite 650

Bellaire, TX 77401

Medical Office: 713-797-1010

Medical Fax: 713-357-7276

LASIK/ReSTOR: 713-395-1515

LASIK/ReSTOR Fax: 713-357-7278


4415 Crenshaw Road

Pasadena, TX 77504

Medical Office: 281-977-8800

Medical Fax: 281-977-8877

Sugar Land

15400 S.W. Freeway, Suite 301

Sugar Land, TX 77478

Medical Office: 281-277-1010

Medical Fax: 281-277-4504

Clear Lake

455 E. Medical Center Blvd., Suite 110

Webster, TX 77598

Medical Office: 281-332-1397

Medical Fax: 281-338-1215


Kingsland Medical Plaza 777 S. Fry Road Suite 102

Katy, TX 77450

Medical Office: 713-797-1010

Medical Fax: 713-357-7276

The Woodlands/Conroe

Park Place Professional Building 100 Medical Center Blvd Suite 118

Conroe, TX 77304

Medical Office: 713-797-1010

Medical Fax: 713-357-7276