We live in a world where technology moves very quickly and LASIK technology is no different. That’s why it’s crucially important for your LASIK surgeon to not only be skilled in the art of eye surgery but also sophisticated when it comes to evaluating LASIK technology. In this post, I’ll explain the LASIK technology we use and why I chose this platform to deliver the best outcomes for my patients.
The Alcon Refractive Suite – Ex 500 Laser and Femtosecond Laser
We offer laser vision correction surgery utilizing the latest in laser technology – the Alcon Refractive Suite. The Alcon lasers use advanced WaveLight® technology which created a “map” of your eye and captures all of its features, enabling us to get optimal results.
Some of the benefits of using this technology include:
- greater accuracy,
- smoother treatments and
- the ability for multiple treatment options.
The WaveLight® EX500 Excimer Laser
The EX500 Excimer laser is the fastest excimer laser available today – operating at 500 Hz. It provides not only the fastest multidimensional eye tracker, but also delivers a precise pattern of pulses to the cornea which reduces the risk of halos and glare at night. The laser can also measure and monitor the thickness of the cornea during and after the procedure. Additional benefits of the EX500 Excimer laser include:
- Increased speed
- Less drying of the cornea during the procedure
- Greater patient comfort
- Minimization of swelling
- Reduced recovery time
- More consistent results
The WaveLight® FS200 Femtosecond Laser
The FS200 Femtosecond Laser provides the fastest flap creation times – approximately 6.0 seconds. The flap is tissue on the outer layer of your eye (cornea) which helps promote better vision, rapid healing and comfort. It also makes the flap creation process more precise and safer. By combining a small focus with low pulse energy and a distinct cutting pattern, a more precise and accurate flap is created.
We offer laser vision correction surgery utilizing the latest in laser technology – the Alcon Refractive Suite.
Have more questions about the LASIK technology we use?
I love talking about technology, and I’d be happy to chat about that with you at our consultation. The most important thing, however, is to determine if you’re a candidate for LASIK or PRK. Let’s get together and we can see if these treatments are suitable for you and then we can discuss the merits of the respective technologies used in these procedures.
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