5 Questions You Need To Ask Your Eyecare Professional
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1) Do you use small spot technology or a beam technology?
2) How long does it take to treat each eye?
3) Why is speed of correction important?
4) Is your laser equipment new, or just a software upgrade?
5) Do you offer "custom" Laser treatment?


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1) Do you use small spot technology or a beam technology?  top ^
We use a small flying spot that is 0.95mm in diameter allowing for the most precise correction and the smoothest surface on your cornea. Many others use a beam that is around 6mmin diameter leaving... a much "rougher" surface on your cornea.

2) How long does it take to treat each eye? top ^
Treatment time depends on the amount of correction needed, but the Wavelight takes about 2.5 seconds per diopter of treatment on a 6.5 mm area. Most other lasers take somewhere between 12-24 seconds per diopter of correction.

3) Why is speed of correction important? top ^
The faster the treatment time, the greater the accuracy, the greater the patient comfort, and the quicker the healing time for the patient.

4) Is your laser equipment new, or just a software upgrade? top ^
The Allegretto Wavelight laser, including its physical components and software is the newest equipment available in the United States. Most other laser systems are upwards of 10-15 years old having had numerous software upgrades added over the years.

5) Do you offer "custom" Laser treatment? top ^
Unlike wavefront guided procedures used by many lasers, the Wavelight system usually uses wavefromt optimized procedure. Wavefront optimized is designed to maintain the natural curvature of each patient's very specific eye curvature. For approximately 90% of patients, changing this curvature using a wavefront guided procedure is unnecessary and can make calculations for potential future procedures such as cataract surgery much more difficult and potentially less accurate.
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