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Laser Eye Surgery – State-of-the-Art Technology

Why have an Optical Express laser vision correction procedure? When considering laser vision correction this is a fundamental question. Not all lasers are the same, yesterday’s laser gives yesterday’s results and at Optical Express we only use the technologically advanced VISX S4IR laser. This laser currently treats over 60% of patients in the USA, where most laser procedures in the world take place. It is proven to deliver SAFE, ACCURATE and PRECISE results. This is why sportsmen and celebrities like Tiger Woods and Cindy Crawford chose to be treated with this laser.

Technologies

VISX STAR S4 IR+
VISX lasers are the most popular lasers used in the laser eye surgery industry, currently treating over 60% of patients in the USA and proven to deliver safe, accurate and precise results.

The VISX STAR platform’s heritage of dependability and performance is well known in the industry. The STAR S4 IR from VISX has taken that reputation to an even higher level.

The VISX STAR S4 IR works by emitting a gentle, cool laser beam that reshapes the cornea. The precision of the VISX STAR S4 IR laser means that it removes less tissue from the cornea per dioptre of prescription than most other lasers currently in use.

Each pulse of the VISX STAR S4 IR laser eliminates 0.25 microns of tissue – that’s one thousandth of a millimetre, which is the same as removing 1/200th of a human hair or 1/39,000,000th of an inch in four billionths of a second!

All Optical Express lasers employ advanced eye tracking technology in order to ensure the highest standard of vision for our patients following the procedure. A 3-D eye tracker guides the beam of the laser as it moves over the cornea, ensuring that only the section of the cornea requiring treatment receives reshaping.

The 3-D tracker also follows the movement of the eye if it shifts so the laser remains on course, enabling a precise and completely safe treatment.

Sportsmen and celebrities, including Tiger Woods and Cindy Crawford have elected to use the VISX laser for their own surgeries.

iFS 150+
All iLASIK treatments at Optical Express are carried out using the IntraLase method to create the protective flap at the beginning of treatment, an all-laser technique using the state-of-the-art IntraLase iFS 150 femtosecond laser.

Why insist on the iFS 150?

The iFS 150 takes Intralase laser eye surgery to a whole new standard of speed and control. The iFS 150 supercedes the FS60 used by most other European providers and offers:

  • More precision
  • More accuracy
  • Faster treatment
  • Faster results
  • Improved patient satisfaction

There’s an iFS 150 at an Optical Express near you. With more treatment clinics than any other provider in the UK and Ireland, you won’t be far away from this unmatched technology.

iDesign+
Just like a fingerprint, your eyes are unique – each eye having its own individual characteristics.

At Optical Express, both our iLASIK and LASEK treatments may be enhanced with iDesign, revolutionary wavefront diagnostic technology that can detect even the most minute imperfections of your eye, allowing your surgeon to customise your treatment to the exact specification of your eyes.

iDesign captures over 1,200 micro readings of your eye prescription, five times more than previous wavefront technology. To put this in context, for glasses and contact lenses only one reading is measured.

Using advanced, high-definition, wavefront-guided technology to take a one-of-a-kind snapshot of your eye, iDesign collects five different measurements at the push of a button.

This 3-D image is a highly accurate ‘blueprint’ of your eye, detailing every minute characteristic, allowing your surgeon to generate a customised treatment plan, unique to you. This information is then transferred to the computer-guided laser to correct these imperfections, thus correcting your vision.

Not only does iDesign give us the ability to correct your eye prescription to a higher accuracy than your glasses and contact lenses, resulting in better vision, but we can now treat more complex and higher prescriptions than ever before.

Optical Express is the Europe’s No.1 provider of laser eye surgery and if you choose to have laser eye surgery with us, you will receive treatment from experienced surgeons you can trust.

All of our laser eye surgery treatments are performed using the VISX STAR S4 IR excimer laser system, the only system that can be used in conjunction with the revolutionary new iDesign wavefront technology. All iLASIK treatments at Optical Express are carried out using the state-of-the-art IntraLase iFS 150 femtosecond laser.

At Optical Express, both our iLASIK and LASEK treatments may be enhanced with iDesign, revolutionary wavefront diagnostic technology that can detect even the most minute imperfections of your eye.

We continually invest in our treatment clinics with the best resources in laser vision correction, to ensure our clinical team are equipped with only the most advanced technology available to ensure you receive premium care at all times.

That’s why we remain a leader in laser eye surgery.


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