As one of the most frequently performed procedures at Virginia Eye Consultants, LASIK has become the ideal method for long-lasting vision improvement. In order to provide safe treatments and predictable outcomes, our board-certified ophthalmologists are committed to utilizing the latest and most advanced technologies available. This state-of-the-art equipment complements our doctors’ expertise in carefully correcting refractive errors to provide life-changing vision results for our patients. To perform all-laser LASIK eye surgery, we employ the following advanced laser systems:
WaveLight® Allegretto Wave® Eye-Q Laser
The WaveLight® Allegretto Wave® Eye-Q excimer laser offers enhanced capabilities that allow for a personalized procedure that is highly efficient and accurate. The technology creates a “map” of your eyes and their unique characteristics, which allows your eye surgeon to fully customize your LASIK procedure. This results in more naturally shaped corneas and excellent outcomes.
The predictable nature of the laser technology is also possible due to its advanced precision. It uses a small spot laser beam to shape the cornea in finer, more gradual increments. This results in smoother surfaces with eye tracking technology that tracks eight times faster than other lasers. In fact, the WaveLight® Allegretto Wave® Eye-Q laser is proven to be significantly more efficient, with each pulse only lasting billionths of a second – that is up to 100 times faster than other laser technology.
WaveLight® FS200 Femtosecond Laser
The WaveLight® FS200 femtosecond laser delivers the world’s fastest flap creation, doing so in approximately 6.0 seconds. This state-of-the-art technology works at a fast speed while also maintaining optimal precision. This makes the femtosecond laser very reliable, as it produces highly predictable LASIK outcomes.
The system is extremely user-friendly for our surgeons with its ergonomic tool functionality. The WaveLight® FS200 also utilizes wireless technology, which allows our team to transfer data to the other devices without needing to manually input the information each time. This further supports the seamless process and efficient design of the laser technology.
Contoura™ Vision is a topography-guided method of laser vision correction. This FDA-approved technology is used in conjunction with our WaveLight® laser system to provide the utmost precision during LASIK or PRK surgery. Using its Topolyzer™ device, Contoura™ Vision maps the unique topography of the surface of your cornea, sampling approximately 22,000 points. The system uses this information to measure the curvature and optics of the cornea as well as any irregularities that may be present.
Through topography-guided laser vision correction, our experienced ophthalmologists have the ability to customize your procedure to the smallest details. With this enhanced diagnostic potential, our patients can often achieve better visual outcomes from their laser vision correction. In its clinical trial, over 90% of patients treated with Contoura™ Vision achieved 20/20 vision or better. The system also creates a reduced risk of post-operative side effects, including light sensitivity, glare at night, and difficulty reading. To be a candidate for Contoura™ Vision, patients should be at least 18 years old and have a stable vision prescription.
All LASIK procedures are performed in our on-site laser center, which includes the only humidity-controlled suite in the area. This helps create an optimal environment for providing the most effective laser eye correction possible. If you have any questions about our state-of-the-art laser technology, or would like to learn if you are a good candidate for LASIK, please contact Virginia Eye Consultants to schedule an appointment with one of our ophthalmologists.
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