Our Technology

iFS IntraLase™ Laser

Hoopes Vision acquired the IntraLase femtosecond laser, enabling safer and more precise blade-free LASIK procedures with enhanced patient comfort and improved outcomes.

Hoopes Vision acquired the IntraLase femtosecond laser in December of 2003 and began performing blade-free LASIK, becoming the first practice in the Salt Lake City area to do so. In the summer of 2009, Hoopes Vision became the first Utah LASIK center to receive the newest upgraded version of IntraLase™ — the new iFS IntraLase™ laser. This completely redesigned fifth-generation laser offers many advantages over older forms of IntraLase.

IntraLase™ allows the surgeons at our Salt Lake City-area practice to:

At Hoopes Vision, we strive to provide our patients with a safer and more advanced LASIK procedure. By eliminating the use of the bladed microkeratome, we ensure a safer experience with reduced complications. Our all-laser surgery approach enhances precision and predictability, resulting in better visual outcomes. Additionally, our use of laser flap creation has been shown to reduce post-surgery dryness and minimize pressure buildup in the eye, significantly improving patient comfort and safety. We are also able to create thinner flaps, allowing us to operate on patients with thinner corneas and increasing the likelihood of achieving 20/20 vision or better.

Advantages of the new iFS IntraLase™ laser include:

The utilization of the iFS IntraLase™ laser at Hoopes Vision brings numerous advantages that enhance the overall LASIK experience for our patients. With increased patient comfort, faster procedure times (with a flap created in as little as nine seconds), and enhanced safety features, we prioritize the well-being and satisfaction of our patients. Additionally, the iFS IntraLase™ laser enables our surgeons to make an inverted, bevel-in edge for the corneal flap, resulting in stronger flap adherence and reducing the likelihood of striae (wrinkles) post-LASIK. Moreover, the ability to create the corneal flap in an elliptical shape offers added benefits, particularly for patients with astigmatism.