Virginia Eye Consultants uses the WaveLight® Refractive Suite to perform LASIK surgery. This state-of-the-art equipment is a combination of two lasers and specialized software that 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® FS200 Femtosecond Laser
- WaveLight® EX500 Excimer Laser
- Contoura™ Vision – Topography-Guided Laser Vision Correction
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.
WaveLight® EX500 Excimer Laser
The WaveLight EX500 excimer laser is used to reshape the cornea and correct the patient’s vision during the LASIK surgery procedure. This is the only excimer laser to operate at 500 Hz, and it allows our eye surgeons to use Wavefront Optimized and Wavefront-Guided technology to fully customize LASIK for each patient.
Using the latest in multi-dimensional eye tracking technology, the WaveLight EX500, our surgeons are able to track minute movements of the patient’s eye during LASIK surgery, creating a more precise experience.1 This also means that a patient’s eye is able to move during LASIK surgery without compromising the safety or results of the procedure. The WaveLight Refractive Suite also allows for communication between lasers, so advanced patient data transferring technology enhances both the safety and the efficiency of laser vision correction.2
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 postoperative 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.
Contact Virginia Eye Consultants in Norfolk and Virginia Beach
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.
1 Alcon. WaveLight Refractive Suite information for surgeons. Available: https://professional.myalcon.com/refractive-surgery/wavelight-refractive-suite/. Accessed September 14, 2021.
2 Alcon. WaveLight Refractive Suite information for surgeons. Available: https://professional.myalcon.com/refractive-surgery/wavelight-refractive-suite/. Accessed September 14, 2021.