Making the decision to have LASIK eye surgery is one of the most important decisions you will make in your life. There are many important factors to consider before making your decision to have refractive surgery. At EyeHealth Northwest, our LASIK team takes great care to always recommend the very best in technology to improve your vision. That’s why we now offer the advanced blade-free, all-laser LASIK.
Blade free LASIK utilizes a femtosecond laser. This advanced technology laser generates a tiny beam of laser light to create your corneal flap, which is then gently lifted and your cornea reshaped to your prescription with the excimer laser. This combination of laser technologies is 100% blade-free and has been successfully performed on hundreds of thousands of patients across the United States.
EyeHealth Northwest is pleased to offer Northwest region the latest advancements in LASIK technology. We utilize the Wavelight Refractive Suite for LASIK laser vision correction. The LASIK surgeons at EyeHealth Northwest trust this advanced technology to deliver exceptional results. Our commitment is to provide you with the ultimate safety, and good visual outcomes. LASIK with the Wavelight Refractive Suite utilizes a femtosecond laser, which can help you achieve all of this—while it delivers the added assurance of knowing you’re being treated with the most advanced technology available today.
Wavelight Refractive Suite
EyeHeath Northwest offers the state-of-the-art LASIK suite featuring next-generation Wavelight lasers with ‘Perfect Pulse’ laser technology. Our Wavelight Refractive suite also features the FS200 Femtosecond laser, which provides all-laser, blade-free flap creation, the EX500 Excimer laser, which is the fastest laser on the market, and Contoura, which maps the unique topography of the eye for precise vision correction.
WaveLight FS200 Femtosecond Laser
The WaveLight FS200 Femtosecond Laser provides an all-laser, blade-free flap creation in the first step of the LASIK procedure. Using short pulses of light to separate the layers of the cornea, a customized flap is created. In conventional LASIK, a blade is used to make the flap. With the WaveLight FS200, your LASIK experience is completely bladeless and enables the EyeHealth Northwest LASIK surgeon to tailor the procedure according to the very unique characteristics of each patient.
WaveLight EX500 Excimer Laser
The WaveLight EX500 Excimer Laser performs the vision correction portion of the refractive surgery procedure. It is the fastest laser on the market, with an average treatment time of 1.4 seconds per unit of correction. The speed of treatment not only shortens the surgical time but also improves the accuracy of treatment, allowing better results. The EX500 also has the fastest eye trackers on the market so the laser can follow each and every eye movement and adjust the laser treatment accordingly.
Contoura is a topography-guided method of LASIK. By using a Topolyzer which maps the unique topography of the surface of the cornea, sampling approximately 22,000 points. The mapping information from Contoura is then integrated with the EX500 excimer laser to smooth out any irregularities on your cornea.