LASIK Technology

lasik technology equipment at Diagnostic eye center in Houston Texas

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

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.

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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® FS200 Femtosecond Laser

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 Trusetd Source Checkbox Trusted Source WaveLight Refractive Suite information for surgeons Alcon Go to Source 500Hz to reshape the cornea for custom-tailored vision correction that is accurate and precise.

WAVELIGHT® EX500 Excimer Laser
"Dr. Salem and his team are amazing! The whole team at Diagnostic Eye Center is very kind and professional. After LASIK, I can now see perfectly without glasses/contacts for the first time in almost 20 years! Thank you Dr. Salem and Diagnostic Eye Center. I will be forever grateful!"

Frequently Asked Questions About LASIK Technology

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 Trusetd Source Checkbox Trusted Source LASIK — Laser Eye Surgery American Academy of Ophthalmology Go to Source safe procedure and its visual outcomes and safety are improved with the use of advanced technology.

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.

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.

Dr. Parra and Dr. Salem Answer LASIK Questions

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

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