Providence Eye's Laser Suite
At Providence Eye & Laser Specialists, we take pride in continually investing in the most up-to-date, proven, leading-edge LASIK technology that delivers the best possible outcome for our patient’s unique needs. That is why we only perform all-laser, blade-free LASIK utilizing complementing lasers: the WaveLight FS200 and the WaveLight EX500 Lasers.
From start to finish, our goal is to ensure that our patients are comfortable and confident in their understanding of the LASIK technology that will be utilized during their vision correction procedure.
At Providence Eye, we always invest in proven leading-edge technology. Mapping your cornea is a critical step in determining if you are an ideal LASIK candidate. We utilize several of the most advanced corneal mapping systems including the Pentacam® system and the Wavelight® Topolyzer VARIO Diagnostic Device. Each person’s eye processes light differently and has different curvature; the mapping is unique to each patient and will enable Dr. Mozayeni and Dr. Nunnery personalize your treatment, assuring predictable optimal results.
Creating the corneal flap is the first step of LASIK surgery. Utilizing a laser rather than a microkeratome (blade) is truly paramount to producing optimal long-term results. Although it is industry standard to make the flap with a laser as opposed to a blade, there are practices in The Carolinas still utilizing a blade. Dr. Mozayeni and Dr. Nunnery 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 is the second step of LASIK, and the step when your vision is corrected. To reshape the cornea, Dr. Mozayeni and Dr. Nunnery utilizes all the data that was gathered during the LASIK consultation, but specifically your corneal mapping. The information obtained from the Pentacam & VARIO shows your surgeon the cornea in detail so he can determine how to reshape it. The flap is gently opened exposing the underlying tissues of the cornea; he then reshapes it 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.
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. It's important to clearly understand the differences in the technology and more importantly in the expertise of the LASIK surgeon utilizing that technology.