LASIK Technology

IntraLase a 100% blade-free all laser LASIK technique used to create the corneal flap. The computer-guided IntraLase laser delivers rapid pulses of light, a quadrillionth of a second each, to a pre-programmed depth and position within your cornea. Each pulse forms a microscopic bubble. As the IntraLase laser moves back and forth across your eye, the bubbles connect to form a corneal flap. Just prior to LASIK surgery, the doctor gently lifts the flap where these bubbles have created a smooth surface.


The VISX STAR platform’s heritage of dependability and performance is well known. The STAR S4 IR from VISX has taken that reputation to an even higher level. Our latest excimer laser system represents the most advanced laser technology platform available today. Integrating data collected by the WaveScan/WaveFront System, the STAR S4 IR utilizes these exclusive VISX technologies to deliver precision custom ablations:


The first FDA-approved, fully automated, non-contact method of alignment of the correct CustomVue treatment to the corneal site;

Variable Spot Scanning (VSS): Variable beam sizes from as small as 0.65 mm up to 6.5 mm scanned over the treatment area, conserving tissue and optimizing treatment times;

Variable Repetition Rate (VRR): VRR delivers treatment at varying repetition rates, optimizing treatment time;

ActiveTrak 3-D Active Eye Tracking: Captures all 3 dimensions of intra-operative eye movements no dilation required; and ActiveTrak Automatic Centering: Locates, and then automatically sets the treatment center to the center of the pupil.

iDESIGN Refractive Studio, Wavefront-guided treatments

The Next Generation of Personalized LASIK Treatment is now available to Honolulu, Hawaii Patients at Hawaii Vision Clinic’s Pan Pacific Laser with the iDESIGN® Refractive Studio.
New LASIK technology analyzes the entire eye, inside and out, for a truly personalized treatment.
Measurement is 25 times more precise than the traditional way of measuring refractive errors, which relies on subjective input.

You may have heard CustomVue treatments referred to as “custom LASIK” or “wavefront LASIK.” CustomVue treatments use WaveScan technology, originally developed to reduce distortions in high-powered telescopes, to:

Creating Vision Correction as Unique as You
Our focus. Your Vision.
The most personalized laser vision correction available.
Choose the iDESIGN® Refractive Studio for:
• 25x more precise than conventional measurements*
• One-of-a-kind custom laser vision correction
• Opportunity to achieve better vision**
The personalization system measures both the inside and outside of your eye:
• Inside: Wavefront analysis measures how light travels inside your eye and details the imperfections in
your vision
• Out: Corneal topography scans the outside surface of your eye, measuring every tiny variation to help
guide the laser during your treatment
• Inside+Out: These 2 measurements together create a completely personalized treatment plan
A Difference You Can Truly See
• Your Personalized Measurements
»» Over 1,200 measurements of your eye are mapped as data points
• Your One-of-a-Kind Treatment Plan
»» Using your unique measurements, the laser corrects your vision based on the precise measurements of
your eye. No one in the world will receive the same procedure
• In Most Cases, You’ll Immediately See the Difference
»» After 1 hour, you’ll begin to see more clearly, in most cases
»» After 1 day, you can return to your normal routine, in most cases
* Based on mathematical calculation: wavefront aberrometer = 0.01 D. Manifest refraction = 0.25 D. Manifest 0.25 ÷ wavefront
aberrometer 0.01 = 25. 25X more precise.
** FDA P930016 supplement 044. Clinical study of myopia patients.

With CustomVue treatments, your doctor can measure and correct the unique imperfections in your vision. As shown in FDA clinical studies for treatment of myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism, the CustomVue procedure can produce better vision than is possible with glasses or contact lenses.


Treatments are available for a variety of patients, including those with astigmatism, whether the astigmatism is associated with nearsightedness, farsightedness or mixed astigmatism. As a result, more than 92 percent of the U.S. population that requires vision correction, 21 years of age or older, are eligible for this life-altering procedure.

  • Myopia (nearsightedness)
  • Myopia with astigmatism
  • Hyperopia (farsightedness)
  • Hyperopia with astigmatism
  • Mixed astigmatism

People with “mixed” or “irregular” astigmatism have vision that is often difficult to correct with eyeglasses or contact lenses. As shown in an FDA clinical study, with CustomVue treatment these individuals now have the potential to achieve better vision than is possible with glasses or contacts. CustomVue treatment offers the broadest range of wavefront-guided treatments available.