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

Understanding Your Eyes
Understanding Your Eyes

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 help Dr. Mozayeni personalize your treatment, assuring predictable optimal results.

Creating the Flap
Creating the Flap

Creating the corneal flap is the first step of LASIK surgery. Utilizing a laser, not 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 Charlotte region still utilizing a blade. 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

Reshaping the cornea is the second step of LASIK. This is when your vision is actually corrected. To reshape the cornea, Dr. Mozayeni utilizes all the data that was gathered during the LASIK consultation, but specifically your corneal mapping. The information obtained from the Pentacam & VARIO shows Dr. Mozayeni the cornea in detail so he can determine how to reshape it. Dr. Mozayeni gently opens the flap exposing the underlying tissues of the cornea; he then reshapes it using the WaveLight EX500 Laser.

Charlotte skyline

All-Laser, Blade-Free LASIK

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 experienced LASIK surgeon in the region having personally performed more than 30,000 successful procedures. Almost more importantly, he "turns away" approximately 20% of the people who come for consultation as they are not ideal candidates.

Dr. Mozayeni performs all-laser LASIK procedures in the Providence Eye laser suite located right in the middle of our office. He was the first cornea specialist to offer 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. It's important to clearly understand the differences in the technology and more importantly in the expertise of the LASIK surgeon utilizing that technology.

Dr Mozayeni

Get to Know Dr. Mozayeni

Dr. Mozayeni is the most experienced LASIK eye surgeon in the Charlotte region having performed more than 30,000 successful procedures and is recognized as one of the top 5% in the country. He turns away 1 in 5 patients because they are not ideal LASIK candidates.

Schedule a Free Consultation

To schedule a free consultation, call 704-540-9595 or complete the short form below.

Sending... Please complete all required fields

Communication with our office through this website is not for the purpose of asking questions regarding a particular health concern or issue, and neither future patients nor active patients should use this website as a method to gather advice or make Providence Eye & Laser Specialists aware of any medical condition that requires attention. All such communication should be strictly made by telephone. Although we attempt to answer all communication through this website, there is no guarantee it will be electronically delivered in a timely fashion or at all, and we cannot guarantee a response to all submissions.

Thank you for contacting Providence Eye & Laser Specialists.

You will be receiving a call from our team within 24 business hours from our main number (704) 540-9595. We use this number for both phone calls and text messaging. We do not use a call center. We recommend you add this number to your contacts enabling you to recognize us when we call.

We look forward to getting to know you and assisting with your seeing more and living better!

Ready to get started?

Schedule a Free LASIK consultation with Dr. Mozayeni