Focus on the Facts – LASIK Technology Makes a Difference

In addition to finding the most skilled and qualified LASIK surgeon, choosing a provider using the most advanced technology available is important in getting the results you want, while decreasing the risks and side effects.

Dr. John Vukich, chair of the American Society for Cataract and Refractive Surgery’s refractive clinical surgery committee, acknowledged that visual distortions are potential side effects of LASIK, but said technological advances have reduced that risk. “No eye is optically perfect, and all eyes (with or without LASIK), have at least some degree of higher-order aberrations. These irregularities can cause visual distortions,” he wrote in an email.

The state-of-the-art, advanced technology used at Heaton Eye Associates is the All-Laser LASIK platform with the WaveLight EX500 Excimer Laser. It’s the fastest platform available in the U.S. and the next leap forward in quick, accurate treatments. With Wavefront Optimized and Wavefront Guided technology, our surgeons can customize treatments and centration for more accuracy and precision. Our laser’s powerful eye tracker offers safety and exceptional precision with dynamic pupil and movement tracking. And, the WaveLight EX500 is the only FDA approved laser optimized for treating night vision.

The All-Laser LASIK procedure allows us to custom treat more patients than ever before – including those who are nearsighted, farsighted or have astigmatism. At Heaton Eye Associates, you’re not only getting the most advanced technology, you’ll have peace of mind that the Heaton team is the most experienced group of LASIK surgeons in East Texas.