The WaveLight lasers are the most innovative lasers for vision correction. The WaveLight Allegretto Wave Eye-Q Laser is an FDA-approved vision correction laser. It provides amazing clinical results. It uses Wavefront Optimized LASIK® technology for safety, accuracy, and speed.
This is an extremely fast and accurate LASIK surgery device designed to fix various refractive errors. These include farsightedness, nearsightedness, and astigmatism. Therefore, laser vision repair is ideal for people tired of contact lenses or eyeglasses.
This innovative technology identifies and measures the refractive error in the eye. This allows the eye doctor to develop a customized treatment. During the procedure, a laser repeatedly pulses the cornea to create a corneal flap.
The surgeon then draws back the customized corneal flap. This allows the Allegretto Wave to emit additional pulses to the eye to correct vision and repair damaged tissue. It only takes about four seconds of treatment to correct one diopter. Afterward, the surgeon replaces the flap over the eye.
This technology gives eye surgeons the ability to precisely align and coordinate the position of both the eyes and the head. Moreover, it can preserve the shape of the cornea and compensate for its curvature. This helps to reduce various side effects, such as glare, halos, and poor night vision. Thus, an eye doctor can customize each laser correction procedure for the corneal curvature and refraction of each patient.
Accuracy and Safety
Compared to other lasers for vision correction available in Delaware, WaveLight Allegretto Wave Eye-Q Laser is about seven times faster. Studies also show that this technology is more accurate and has additional safety features. This leads to reduced environmental exposure, enhanced throughput, and excellent outcomes. Additionally, this technology has a proven track record of a low rate of retreatments and complications.
Smart Energy Control
It is important to calibrate the amount of energy in the laser to the right level. With the WaveLight Allegretto Wave Eye-Q Laser, patients can have peace of mind that this is the case. Before the laser bean reaches your eye, it passes through three checkpoints. At each of these checkpoints, the system checks the energy level and adjusts it if necessary.
Essentially, this laser is a precise, controlled energy beam. It employs proprietary overlapping technology to ensure the accurate placement of the laser. This is how the WaveLight Allegretto Wave Eye-Q Laser achieves a more natural, rounder corneal surface than most other vision correction lasers.
Eye Tracking Technology
Thanks to the amazing speed of both the Allegretto Wave Eye-Q laser and the eye, the laser beam needs to be closely and constantly adjusted to the position of the patient’s eye. Every few seconds, it measures the eye’s location and aligns the internal mirrors.
Before releasing the pulse, it makes a second check to determine whether the eye moved. This happens 400 times per second. Sometimes, the eye can move too fast for accurate measurement. In such a case, the laser will wait for the eye to move back into position.
To understand the benefits of this vision correction laser, visit Laser Vision Delaware at our office in Wilmington, Delaware. You can call 302-656-2020 today to schedule an appointment.