We plan your LASIK procedure by scanning your eyes to obtain a precise "map" of each visual imperfection. No two eyes are the same, so this allows a surgeon to navigate the details of your eye down to the microscopic level. When the laser knows precisely where to go, more of the corneal tissue can be preserved, resulting in clear vision.
The detailed digital map is then used by the LASIK laser to address each tiny imperfection precisely. The pattern of visual imperfections in your eye is as unique to you as your fingerprint. Before these recent advancements in technology, doctors were only able to use standard measurements to correct vision, meaning that prescriptions could only provide a certain level of correction regardless of an individual's needs.
Using WaveScan-based digital technology (originally developed for use in high-powered telescopes to reduce distortions when viewing distant objects in space), we can now identify, measure and correct imperfections in your eyes 25 times more precisely than with standard methods used for glasses and contact lenses. This information is then transferred to the laser, providing a new level of precision and accuracy.
The result is a crystal-clear vision, without glasses or contacts. The quality of night vision after Allegretto Wavelight® treatment is unparalleled in laser vision correction technology. Night vision side effects, such as glares and halos, are primarily eliminated because of this. In fact, clinical results show a nearly 100% success rate for overall vision and night vision.