At the Atlanta Vision Institute, we specialize in the use of the WaveLight Allegretto Excimer Laser for LASIK procedures. We have chosen to use this state-of-the-art technology because the WaveLight LASIK system allows us to easily adapt LASIK procedures to the needs of each patient. After all, everyone’s eyes are completely different! Because the laser used in WaveLight LASIK is so narrow and so easily adaptable, Dr. Ashraf is able to fix imperfections that are specific to each patent, making the procedure more effective.
The WaveLight laser has a 0.95mm beam that is much narrower than older technologies used in the industry. The narrow width of the WaveLight laser allows Dr. Ashraf to correct his patients’ visions more precisely, without leaving uneven edges that can occur with other types of lasers. These uneven edges created by other lasers can create the potential for side effects like glares and halos in the vision.
Because WaveLight LASIK uses a narrower beam, it also provides the widest treatment area because it allows for a larger “blend zone,” so Dr. Ashraf has more room to blend the treated area with the untreated area of the cornea. This creates a smoother surface of the eye, which allows for clearer vision with fewer side effects.
WaveLight LASIK is the fastest kind of LASIK surgery, because the laser used works at a faster repetition rate than other lasers. Additionally, the WaveLight LASIK system uses a very sensitive eye tracker that has a response time of just 6 milliseconds, adding to the safety and effectiveness of this system.
The WaveLight LASIK system is the fastest, safest, most effective way to perform LASIK surgery, which is why Dr. Ashraf uses it at his LASIK practice in Atlanta. If you are considering getting LASIK done, visit our WaveLight LASIK and FAQ pages for more information.
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