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LASIK Technology

LaserVue Eye Center offers more LASIK technology onsite than most LASIK centers. As the first practice in Northern California to offer the Zeiss VisuMax Femtosecond Laser, Visx Star S4 excimer laser, WaveLight Allegretto excimer laser, and the Intralase FS60 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 centers, 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 Combined


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 patients.

More Precise Measurements: The advanced wavefront system provides high-resolution 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.

LASIK Technology Intralase

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, 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, 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, and Santa Rosa.

Reference: Data on file, IntraLase Corp.


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.

    • Benefits:
  • 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.

LASIK Technology Allegretto

D) Alcon WaveLight EX500 Allegretto 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.

The WaveLight EX500 is the quickest excimer laser available today, working at 500 Hz with a treatment period of less than 1.5 seconds per diopter-a 20% improvement over preceding laser generations.  The quicker speed, combined with a precise algorithm, leads to improved patient relaxation and diminished patient fixation fatigue. The result is a more exact result and increased patient comfort.

The WaveLight EX500 also has the quickest multidimensional eye tracker which will track ten times quicker than the human eye can move. This video-based eye tracker ensures that sensitivity to individual eye movement is diminished, including a two millisecond latency time and the ability to monitor a broad range of pupil sizes from 1.5mm to 8mm.

What are the benefits the EX500 provides?

Quicker treatment — featuring a 500hz speed, the EX500 is America’s fastest excimer laser. Faster speed means the potential for more accuracy and a quicker overall treatment. .
More accurate treatment — that the EX500 is outfitted with a multi-dimensional eye tracker that calibrates the position of your eye over 500 times a second, leading to the most consistent treatment possible.
A broader range of treatment — that the EX500 has one of the widest treatment ranges accessible for even the highest degrees of hyperopia, myopia, and astigmatism. Even if you’ve been told you aren’t a candidate for LASIK in the past, the EX500 could be a treatment choice for you.
Better results — what exactly does this all add up to? Better visual outcomes.

The most exciting aspect of the WaveLight EX 5000 is that it can perform topography guided correction, known as Contoura Vision!  Contoura Vision allows even more customization of the treatment using the corneal mapping data unique to each cornea. This level of customization has improved the likelihood of achieving better than 20/20 vision and is intended to provide vision quality not attainable with glasses or contact lenses. The doctors at LaserVue Eye Center will be happy to discuss this further during a complimentary consultation.

Multiple Laser Technologies Available

Excellent Visual Acuity

LaserVue Eye Center is proud to offer the most advanced options in laser vision correction today.  We have more than one technology available to our patients.  No one laser is ideal for all patients: we will customize your treatment with the ideal laser to obtain the best visual results for you. Our premium, no compromise approach has led us to choose these laser technologies. Every treatment is customized to the patient’s individual refraction and visual goals 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.

The doctors at LaserVue Eye Center are proud to offer our Bay Area patients the advanced benefits of the iLASIK and WaveLight EX500 technologies allowing many of our patients vision beyond 20/20!.

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.

Try our LASIK self-evaluation to see if LASIK might be a good option for you before visiting one of our 4 locations.

San Francisco

LaserVue LASIK and Cataract Center San Francisco
711 Van Ness Ave #320,
San Francisco, CA 94102
Location & Map 1-800-527-3745 1-415-346-5500

Santa Rosa

Santa Rosa Business Location
3540 Mendocino Ave. #200,
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Location & Map 1-800-527-3745 1-707-522-6200

Mountain View

Laservue LASIK Center in Mountain View
1174 Castro St., #112,
Mountain View, CA 94040
Location & Map 1-800-527-3745 1-650-966-0900

Call 1-800-LASER-45 or Schedule a Consultation