All-Laser Blade-Free LASIK

At Providence Eye & Laser Specialists, we believe in only using the safest and most predictable LASIK technology. That is why Dr. Mozayeni only performs all-laser, blade-free LASIK utilizing complementing lasers: The WaveLight FS200 and the WaveLight EX500 Laser.

Full transparency is a big part of our commitment to our patients. That includes how we approach explaining and advertising our technology. Dr. Mozayeni himself takes time to fully answer any questions patients may have regarding the lasers and technology that will be used for laser vision correction. Dr. Mozayeni takes pride in investing in the most up-to-date LASIK technology that delivers the best possible outcome for his patient’s unique needs. From start to finish, our goal is to ensure that our patients are confident in their understanding of the LASIK technology that will be used on their eyes. 

Steps Dr. Mozayeni Takes During All-Laser, Blade-Free LASIK

Understanding Your Eyes

We utilize several of the most advanced corneal mapping systems including the latest Pentacam® system and Wavefront technology. Wavefront refers to a process by which mapping information is used to customize the laser treatment. Because each person’s eye processes light differently and has different curvature, the mapping is unique to each patient and will help us personalize their treatment, assuring predictable optimal results. Providence Eye utilizes Wavefront diagnostic technology as part of every patient’s evaluation, which allows Dr. Mozayeni to determine the exact correction that is best.

Making the Flap

This is a critical step. Utilizing a laser, NOT a blade, is truly paramount to producing an optimal result. Although it is industry standard to make the flap with a laser as opposed to a blade, there are several in the Charlotte region who are still utilizing a blade. When it comes to “making flaps” Dr. Mozayeni sets himself apart from others because the technology he has invested in makes “the best flaps” while simultaneously making the patient the most comfortable. Dr. Mozayeni creates the corneal flap using the WaveLight FS200 Laser. Its arrival to the U.S. LASIK industry in October 2010 brought us the most significant technology upgrade in ten years.

Reshaping the Cornea

Reshaping the cornea is the step of LASIK surgery that actually corrects your vision. To reshape the cornea,Dr. Mozayeni utilizes all the data that was gathered during the LASIK consultation, but specifically the information obtained from the Pentacam. The information obtained from the Pentacam shows Dr. Mozayeni the cornea in detail so he can determine how to reshape the cornea. Once the cornea is exposed, Dr. Mozayeni reshapes the underlying tissue using the WaveLight EX500 Laser.

All-laser, blade-free LASIK has proven itself to be safer, more precise, and more predictable since it was introduced in 2002. Millions of procedures have been performed worldwide using this LASIK technology. All-laser, blade-free LASIK is now accepted as the safest and most accurate method for vision correction. Blade-free LASIK is now the standard of care.

Dr. Mozayeni is the most experience LASIK surgeon in the region. He performs all-laser LASIK procedures at Providence Eye, and is the first cornea specialist offering the WaveLight FS200 Laser AND the WaveLight EX500 Laser in the Charlotte, NC region. These two lasers were chosen to not only provide the best immediate results for our patients, but to also ensure a long-lasting result with uncompromising safety and comfort.

Advantages of all-laser blade-free LASIK with these two WaveLight lasers:

  • Truly customized flap – ensuring a better outcome
  • Lower risk – virtually eliminates the risk of complication during the procedure by utilizing a computer-controlled laser rather than a blade
  • A faster procedure time, and 
  • Increased comfort for the patient

All-laser, blade-free LASIK is also known as I-LASIK and Z-LASIK. The procedure name is dependent on the laser manufacturer. It is important to understand which lasers (or maybe a blade) are being recommended specifically for you as the patient. Unlike Providence Eye, some LASIK practices have multiple “levels” of LASIK technology and although they may highlight their best laser, you may learn that your procedure would be done on a different (older) laser. The difference is in the technology and more importantly in the expertise of the LASIK surgeon utilizing that technology.

Dr. Mozayeni is the most experienced LASIK eye surgeon in the Charlotte region and is recognized as one of the top 5% in the country.

Understanding Your Eyes

We utilize several of the most advanced corneal mapping systems including the latest Pentacam® system and Wavefront technology. Wavefront refers to a process by which mapping information is used to customize the laser treatment. Because each person’s eye processes light differently and has different curvature, the mapping is unique to each patient and will help us personalize their treatment, assuring predictable optimal results. Providence Eye utilizes Wavefront diagnostic technology as part of every patient’s evaluation, which allows Dr. Mozayeni to determine the exact correction that is best.

Making the Flap

This is a critical step. Utilizing a laser, NOT a blade, is truly paramount to producing an optimal result. Although it is industry standard to make the flap with a laser as opposed to a blade, there are several in the Charlotte region who are still utilizing a blade. When it comes to “making flaps” Dr. Mozayeni sets himself apart from others because the technology he has invested in makes “the best flaps” while simultaneously making the patient the most comfortable. Dr. Mozayeni creates the corneal flap using the WaveLight FS200 Laser. Its arrival to the U.S. LASIK industry in October 2010 brought us the most significant technology upgrade in ten years.

Reshaping the Cornea

Reshaping the cornea is the step of LASIK surgery that actually corrects your vision. To reshape the cornea,Dr. Mozayeni utilizes all the data that was gathered during the LASIK consultation, but specifically the information obtained from the Pentacam. The information obtained from the Pentacam shows Dr. Mozayeni the cornea in detail so he can determine how to reshape the cornea. Once the cornea is exposed, Dr. Mozayeni reshapes the underlying tissue using the WaveLight EX500 Laser.