Quick Guide: Common Laser Eye Surgery Technologies

At Michigan Eye Institute, we are committed to offering you the best optometric treatment and options. Our team of expert surgeons has conducted numerous successful laser vision correction surgeries backed by the most advanced, state-of-the-art laser eye surgery technologies available.

Interested patients need to set up a pre-operative consultation and examination with one of our eye doctors in Genesee County. At the appointment, the doctor will determine the patient’s suitability for laser vision correction, review the procedure details with the patient, and address any concerns.

But before you get your vision correction surgery, how much do you really know about the technology that will be used? What are some of the most common laser eye surgery technologies used today?


WaveScan technology is a highly advanced technology that collects information about the patient’s eye and guides the laser vision correction. It is used to precisely measure imperfections in the eyes and creates a customized correction plan.

Our expert eye doctors will examine you to establish if you are a candidate for laser eye surgery using WaveScan. Generally, if your prescription is less than six diopters for astigmatism or a range of 0 to 1 diopters for myopia, we should be able to use the technology on you.

IntraLase® FS Laser

The IntraLase® FS is a 100% blade-free strategy to corneal flap creation. It enables your doctor to create a personalized LASIK flap, and it is used used on millions of patients worldwide due to its safety and reliability.

The technology allows our eye doctors to tailor the procedure to each patient’s needs. It also minimizes the risks of complications and has an enhanced precision from computer-controlled femtosecond laser energy.

VISX WavePrint System

The VISX WavePrint System combines customized diagnostic technology with the excimer laser system, giving the procedure a futuristic level. It enables our surgeons to get a comprehensive analysis of your eyes to address your individual needs.

The technology has reduced the procedure time and the patient’s recovery period. It has also enhanced accuracy by using the eye tracking software. It is also useful in assessing whether patients are ideal candidates for laser eye surgery.

Excimer Laser Systems

The Excimer Laser is an ultraviolet laser that creates a cool beam of light by combining fluoride and argon gases. It best suits cornea treatment since it vaporizes bits of tissue without interfering with other tissues.

Laser Eye Surgery Technologies and Michigan Eye Institute

At Michigan Eye Institute, we pair the VisX STAR S4® IR and WaveLight® Allegretto 400 kHz Excimer Laser Systems to customize our treatment better. The WaveLight® Allegretto 400 kHz excimer laser system has a high-speed laser and eye tracker for safety, precision, and efficiency. Its advanced state-of-the-art technology minimizes patients’ complications, according to MyAlcon.com.

The VisX STAR S4® IR has numerous advantages over other technologies, including VariableSpot and ActiveTrak systems. The 3D ActiveTrak is used to follow the eye motions in all three dimensions when on surgery. It controls and maintains the precision of the beam to focus the laser on the right spot of the eye. It has minimized the chances of surgery failure and eye damage.

Benefits of the Excimer Laser Systems includes a faster recovery period. It also customizes the procedures to the unique characteristics of the patient’s eye and reduces the time taken on the process.

For additional information about laser eye surgery technologies that may be used during your laser eye correction procedure, contact us through our Michigan Eye Institute website or schedule a consultation.

If you are interested in laser eye surgery or are due for an annual eye exam, schedule an appointment to see one of our eye doctors in Genesee County.




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