About LASIK

The All-Laser LASIK experience combines two exciting technological advances that offer patients a real possibility to achieve better than 20/20 outcome. These technological advances are: the Ziemer FEMTO LDV™ Femtosecond Laser for creating the flap and the WaveLight Allegretto Wave® Eye-Q excimer laser system for a personalized laser vision correction procedure.

 

Customizing The Laser Treatment

On the day of the procedure, anesthetic drops are placed on your eye. Using the Ziemer FEMTO LDV™ laser, a corneal flap is gently created and folded back. Then, the cool light from the Allegretto Wave® Eye-Q excimer laser reshapes the inner tissue of the cornea to create a new curvature and to correct your vision in a matter of seconds. The Allegretto Wave®’s ‘PerfectPulse Technology®’ ensures that every laser pulse has ultra-stable energy levels and that every laser pulse is placed exactly where it’s intended.

 

This safe, high-speed laser also has an ultra-fast eye tracking system to follow eye movements during the procedure. Using three independent infrared light sources, the Allegretto Wave® Eye-Q will automatically pause the treatment if the eye moves out of range and resumes treatment when the eye is back in position.

 

The Allegretto Wave® Eye-Q customizes every treatment to the patients individual prescription and cornea. In doing so, the Allegretto Wave® Eye-Q specifically addresses the spherical aberrations (visual distortions) that can cause glare and influence night driving.