What is iLASIK?

It is a revolution in eye surgery, representing the pinnacle of blade-free, fully customised laser vision correction. It is the most advanced LASIK solution available in the world today.

Procedure time

Takes just minutes to complete on each eye.

How does it work?
iLASIK combines two advanced LASIK technologies into one safe, efficient and highly effective procedure. This unique procedure is the only LASIK trusted by both NASA and the US military for its elite personnel. And Eye Institute is the only clinic in New Zealand where you can get it.

The surgery

The safety and precision of the most advanced femtosecond, or ‘flap creation’ laser in the world – the IntraLase iFS 5th Generation laser.


Three times faster than its predecessor, we use the new iFS if, which reduces flap creation time from 30 seconds to less than 10 seconds. That means less suction time on the eye for a faster, safer, more comfortable procedure.


The reverse entry angle used by the IntraLase iFS is far superior to the previous 4th generation laser. The strength of the cornea and flap are better maintained, for a safer operation and improved healing.

More people eligible

The IntraLase iFS can create highly personalised flaps, meaning many previously untreatable patients, such as those with astigmatism and thinner corneas, may now be able to enjoy the life-changing benefits of LASIK surgery.

Advanced CustomVue technology

The second part of the iLASIK procedure is the laser vision correction itself. iLASIK uses Advanced CustomVue technology to treat the widest range of vision problems possible, including:

Short sightedness (myopia) up to -10 diopters
Long sightedness (hyperopia) up to +5 diopters
Astigmatism to -5 diopters

Benefits of Advanced CustomVue technology:

Completely customised

Using measurements 25 times more precise than standard measurements for glasses and contact lenses, the Advanced CustomVue laser is computer-guided in a customised treatment that is totally unique to each eye.

Absolute precision

The Advanced CustomVue features the most advanced eye tracking in NZ. The laser automatically reacts to tiny movements of the eye during surgery, literally locking on to the eye for ultimate precision.


By customising the laser pulse rate and strength for different areas of the eye, the Advanced CustomVue laser helps protect the surrounding eye tissue, for a much safer procedure.

Relax in our world class facilities

When you come to Eye Institute for your LASIK surgery, you’ll receive an exceptional level of care at our world class LASIK eye surgery facilities in Auckland. We are certified by the DAA Group Ltd, which means we have exceptionally high standards of patient care quality.

You’ll find it easy to relax before, during and after your LASIK surgery, because everything in our purpose-built day-stay eye hospital has been designed to make your LASIK treatment go smoothly and safely.

Trust our certified iLASIK surgeons

You’ll be in the care of highly trained and respected eye surgeons. Our renowned LASIK surgeons have an incredible amount of experience in laser eye surgery, so you can be sure you're in safe hands.

Plus, every one of our laser eye surgeons has been fully tested and certified to perform iLASIK operations by the world'snumber one LASIK Company, and creators of the iLASIK procedure, Abbott Medical Optics.

FREE Laser Assessment

Phone us on 0800 99 2020, or email us at

Book now

Eyewear costs vs iLASIK treatment costs

Amount spent per year on glasses/contact lenses
Total cost of glasses/lenses over a 10 year period


Laser eye treatment x 1 eye (once only cost)


Laser eye treatment x 2 eyes (once only cost)