A: The Intralase procedure represents a tremendous step forward in LASIK technology. Femtosecond Laser LASIK, also known as blade-free LASIK, utilizes an advanced femtosecond laser to create the flap during the LASIK procedure rather than the traditional mechanical microkeratome device. The vision-correcting laser ablation is then carried out beneath this flap using the VISX S4 CustomVue excimer laser platform, which we currently use and which continues to be the industry standard. This advanced technology allows for a more precise, more accurate and more controlled flap creation. This in turn makes for an even safer and more successful experience for the patient. Some patients have had reservations when considering a procedure involving a blade, which is eliminated, as the name implies, with this newer version of the technology.