LaserVue Eye Center offers more LASIK technology onsite than most LASIK centers. As the first practice in Northern California to offer the Visx Star S4 excimer laser, Wavelight Allegretto excimer laser, and the Intralase FS 60 femtosecond laser, we are committed to providing only the safest and most advanced technology for the benefit of our patients’ vision. We strongly believe that our patients deserve a variety of options so we find and use the ideal technology to suit their individual needs. No single laser can provide the best outcome for every patient. With several different all-laser LASIK platforms onsite, our San Francisco Bay Area vision center, will have the technology available and the experience necessary to offer you the best solution for your unique vision needs.
Surgical Skill with advanced LASIK Technology
Innovations in technology have streamlined the custom LASIK procedure. New LASIK technology provides more precise results through comprehensive digital mapping of the eye that documents aberrations and corneal irregularities that may have impeded a patient’s vision or reduced the efficacy of laser eye surgery in the past. Modern lasers track and scan the cornea to deliver consistent and effective results. These technological advances have also opened laser eye surgery to patients who would not have been considered good candidates in the past, including those with thin corneas, corneal scarring, and other corneal abnormalities. LASIK eye surgery is faster, more precise, and safer than ever before.
At LaserVue Eye Center, we combine precise surgical skill with the most current laser technology available, a combination necessary to obtaining the desired results for your refractive treatment. All of our lasers are FDA approved, allowing us to treat our patients with uncompromising safety.
ILASIK: THE 3 ESSENTIAL TECHNOLOGIES A DECADE IN THE MAKING!
A) ADVANCED WAVEFRONT SYSTEM
Breaking down the boundaries of laser vision correction surgery, the iLASIK procedure provides an unprecedented level of precision and accuracy. The procedure leverages the combination of Blade-Free flap creation and Wavefront LASIK technology to ensure safer and more precise results for our LASIK Silicon Valley, San Francisco, Santa Rosa and Walnut Creek patients.
More Precise Measurements: The advanced wavefront system provides high resolution wavefront data enabling the treatment of both higher- and lower-order aberrations with extremely high success rates, delivering a potentially superior vision correction alternative to glasses and contact lenses for eligible laser vision correction candidates.
- Excellent Outcomes Results from multi-center clinical studies demonstrate that the iLASIK procedure enables excellent outcomes:
- Low to Moderate Myopia: In clinical studies, 100 percent of patients treated for moderate myopia could pass a driving test without glasses or contact lenses, and 98 percent had 20/20 vision or better one year after treatment.
- Hyperopia: Four times as many participants were very satisfied with their vision after the procedure, compared to their vision before the procedure with glasses and contact lenses.
- High Myopia: Only 2.2 percent of eyes in the high myopia clinical trial required re-treatment.
Clearer Night Vision: For all indications submitted to the FDA, satisfaction with night vision improved after the Wavefront LASIK procedure.
B) INTRALASE BLADE-FREE LASER (ALL-LASER LASIK)
Speed, Stability, Precision, and Safety
Precision Technology for a Safer LASIK experience
By replacing the blade commonly used for corneal flap creation with a femtosecond laser, the blade-free IntraLase has made LASIK eye surgery much safer than ever before. The IntraLase Laser delivers micron-level accuracy much greater than a microkeratome for more accurate and consistent flap thickness — which is critical for a successful outcome for our LASIK Oakland, Walnut Creek, San Francisco, San Jose and Santa Rosa patients.
At a nearly unprecedented level, LASIK has become a trusted way for people to improve their functional vision. The IntraLase Femtosecond Laser technology has become an integral part of today’s advanced LASIK procedure.
- This link between IntraLase Laser and our San Francisco Bay Area LASIK practice exists because:
- Our patients want the safer blade-free all-laser LASIK
- Our LASIK Eye Surgeons believe in the safety and effectiveness of the IntraLase laser
- The future of refractive surgery hinges on the innovative application of scientific breakthroughs, and IntraLase technology is at the forefront
This technology increases precision, enhances LASIK safety, and improves outcomes of the LASIK procedure for our San Francisco Bay area LASIK patients. IntraLase LASIK technology clearly delivers clinical advantages to enhance our results for our patients in San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose, Walnut Creek, and Santa Rosa…
- There are fewer flap-related complications with the IntraLase laser compared to the bladed microkeratome:
- Minimal risk of sight-threatening events (free caps, globe penetration, buttonhole flaps, decentered flaps, and/or incomplete cuts)
- Minimal risk of corneal abrasion
- Reduced risk of dry eye
Biomechanically Superior Flap Creation: The IntraLase femtosecond laser delivers unmatched control over flap diameter, depth, and centration resulting in superior visual outcomes and a better quality of vision for our patients in San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose, Walnut Creek, and Santa Rosa.
Reference: Data on file, IntraLase Corp.
C) STAR S4 IR™ EXCIMER LASER
The STAR S4 IR Excimer Laser is designed to bring wavefront laser vision correction to life. This laser allows LaserVue’s LASIK eye surgery specialists to perform the Wavefront LASIK procedure quickly and effectively, while maximizing patient safety.
- Delivers benefits of Iris Registration (IR).
- Conserves tissue by optimizing treatment ablation.
- Eliminates the need for dilation; laser tracks on the natural pupil.
- Adjusts for patient (XYZ) eye movement with ActiveTrak to further improve treatment accuracy.
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From the WaveScan System to the STAR S4 IR Laser
Optimal results require precise alignment of the laser treatment. By linking diagnostic wavefront information with the treatment itself during the iLASIK procedure, Iris Registration provides a much higher level of alignment accuracy and precision, giving the surgeon confidence that the treatment will be placed in the correct location.
D) WaveLight ALLEGRETTO WAVE® Excimer Laser
The WaveLight ALLEGRETTO WAVE® Excimer Laser was designed based on an ideal that was once only an imagination: a system with shortened surgery times, innovative and reliable eye tracking and a clear ergonomic concept.Built with pioneering Wavefront Optimized® and unique PerfectPulse Technology®, this refractive laser platform aims to protect quality of vision while providing safety and precision for our patients.• Repetition rate: 200 Hz • Utilizes Wavefront Optimized® ablation profiles in laser vision correction procedures • PerfectPulse Technology® provides intelligent laser pulse control • Performs wavefront-guided treatments • Spot size 0.95 mm, Gaussian beam profile.
PerfectPulse Technology® Provides personalized laser vision correction
Safety and Precision
ALLEGRETTO WAVE ® laser systems apply PerfectPulse Technology® to help ensure safe and precise work at a high speed.PerfectPulse Technology® simply means that every laser pulse is completely controlled from its generation to the point when it contacts the cornea.Each ultra-thin laser pulse is used to sculpt the corneal surface with the utmost precision.In order to further enhance the precision of the treatment, PerfectPulse Technology® uses advanced high-speed eye-tracking to follow the eye’s fastest movements and to help ensure an accurate placement of each laser pulse on the cornea.During the treatment, the energy stability of every pulse is controlled to ensure that each laser pulse creates the same accurate result.
In the ALLEGRETTO WAVE® Excimer Laser clinical trials conducted in the U.S., for instance, some patients reported that their night-driving glare had improved after the treatment.*
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The ALLEGRETTO WAVE® Excimer Laser works with a pulse frequency of 200 Hz. This results in a correction time of only 4 seconds per diopter (considering a fully corrected optical zone of 6.5 mm).The rapid repetition rate may result in more comfort for our patients and a minimization of external influences.
Wavefront Optimized® Ablation Profiles
Excellent Visual Acuity
WaveLight ALLEGRETTO WAVE® lasers customize every treatment to the patient’s individual prescription and cornea while aiming to improve what nature originally designed. The proprietary Wavefront Optimized® treatment considers the unique curvature of the eye, preserving quality of vision and addressing the spherical distortions that may induce glare and affect night vision.
The Principle Behind Wavefront Optimized® Treatments The natural shape of the human cornea is aspheric. This means that all light rays meet in one sharp focus point. Therefore, the ALLEGRETTO WAVE® laser system performs an ablation with the objective to maintain a natural postoperative corneal shape and thus to preserve the cornea’s aspheric shape.LaserVue Eye Center is proud to introduce the most advanced options in laser vision correction today. Our premium, no compromise approach has led us to choose the these laser technologies. Every treatment is customized to the patient’s individual refraction and corneal curvature by LaserVue Eye Center doctors.
*Not all patients are candidates for LASIK. Candidacy must be determined by a medical professional. Risks, side-effects, and realistic expectations will be discussed during your exam prior to LASIK.
3-D Active Eye Tracking
3-D Active Eye Tracking with automatic centering is the first FDA-approved tracker in the industry to track eye movements along the X, Y and Z axes. These features facilitate the accurate performance of the iLASIK procedure.
The doctors at LaserVue Eye Center are proud to offer our Bay Area patients the advanced benefits of the iLASIK procedure allowing many of our patients vision beyond 20/20!.
*Not all patients are candidates for LASIK. Candidacy must be determined by a medical professional. Risks, side-effects, and realistic expectations will be discussed during your exam prior to LASIK for our patients in San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose, Walnut Creek, and Santa Rosa…
Please call 1.800.LASER.45 (1.800.527.3745) to schedule a free LASIK Vision Correction or cataract consultation to determine if you are a good candidate for LASIK eye surgery or cataract surgery in Santa Rosa / San Francisco or other refractive surgery treatment.
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