At Diagnostic Eye Center in Houston, we take pride in providing our patients with the latest technology in laser vision correction. By investing in advanced equipment and technology for LASIK and LASIK alternatives, we are able to offer our patients custom vision correction with improved accuracy and precision.
- WAVELIGHT® Refractive Suite
- WAVELIGHT® FS200 Femtosecond Laser
- WAVELIGHT® EX500 Excimer Laser
- Frequently Asked Questions About LASIK Technology
WAVELIGHT® Refractive Suite
Our modern LASIK center is equipped with the Alcon WaveLight® Refractive Suite. The WaveLight’s revolutionary approach to laser eye surgery technology minimizes problems associated with older generation lasers, such as night vision reduction, glare, and halos—for better vision correction.
WAVELIGHT® FS200 Femtosecond Laser
The first surgical step in a LASIK eye surgery involves creating a flap in the cornea. For all-laser, blade-free LASIK procedures, we use the 200 kHz WaveLight® FS200 Femtosecond Laser. This state-of-the-art laser creates the corneal flap in approximately 6 seconds with a track record of precise and predictable outcomes.
WAVELIGHT® EX500 Excimer Laser
Our surgeons use the WaveLight EX500 excimer laser to correct imperfections in the corneal tissue in order to improve refractive errors (nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism). With Wavefront Optimized design and multidimensional eye tracking technology, patients can rest assured that this laser actively tracks the most minute eye movement and verifies location before releasing pulses. This highly advanced laser operates at an unparalleled 500Hz to reshape the cornea for custom-tailored vision correction that is accurate and precise.1
Frequently Asked Questions About LASIK Technology
Is LASIK With Advanced Technology Safe?
Laser technology has evolved to be safer and more effective than ever. Patients can rest assured that all of our state-of-the-art equipment has been subject to rigorous clinical trials and is FDA-approved. In general, LASIK is a very effective and safe procedure and its visual outcomes and safety are improved with the use of advanced technology.2
How Do I Know IF All-Laser LASIK Is Right For Me?
Ideal candidates for traditional LASIK or custom LASIK are over 18 with a stable prescription and healthy eyes. If LASIK is not right for you due to your prescription or factors such as thin corneas, our team can let you know about other vision correction options.
Take our LASIK self-test to find out if you may be a good candidate for LASIK
What Are My Options If I Wear Bifocals?
Age related near vision loss, or presbyopia, is a naturally occurring condition that affects most people over the age of 45. LASIK improves vision by reshaping the cornea, but presbyopia occurs because of changes in the eye’s lens. If you are seeking reading vision solutions, a procedure called monovision LASIK could be right for you. Contact us to learn more.
Learn more about our LASIK technology options available at Diagnostic Eye Center in Houston, TX by scheduling an appointment now!
1 Alcon. WaveLight Refractive Suite information for surgeons. Available: https://professional.myalcon.com/refractive-surgery/wavelight-refractive-suite/. Accessed October 12, 2022.
2 American Academy of Ophthalmology. LASIK — Laser Eye Surgery. Available at: https://www.aao.org/eye-health/treatments/lasik Accessed October 12, 2022