The VISX laser was the first FDA approved laser in the United States and has been available since 1994. It is certainly one of the truly tried and tested lasers and Dr. Mozayeni has been using it once it gained approval. It has been through several generations of upgrades and currently is referred to as the VISX® Star S4™ Laser.
The VISX Star S4 Laser was one of the two lasers initially used by Dr. Mozayeni to complete the LASIK procedure until beginning to solely use the Allegretto Wave® Eye-Q Laser (the change was prompted by an upgrade in technology to the Wavelight FS200 Laser which makes the flap). These two lasers have seamless integration and complement each other to provide the most comfortable patient experience and the best possible surgical outcome.
The VISX® Star S4™ was capable of performing both a standard (non-wavefront) treatment and a CustomVueTM (Wavefront guided) treatment. The CustomVueTM treatment provided by the VISX Star S4 Laser utilized information regarding the distortion of light as it passes through each person’s eye and attempted to reduce those that may be causing symptoms such as glare and halos. Although this treatment may be beneficial in some situations, it is rarely recommended over the newer technology offered by our Allegretto Wave® Eye-Q Laser. The Allegretto Wave® Eye-Q Laser is capable of performing both a Wavefront Optimized and a Wavefront Guided treatment that can offer the benefits of a Custom VueTM treatment with a newer and more precise system. It is for this reason that Dr. Mozayeni has chosen to exclusively use the Allegretto Wave® Eye-Q Laser.
At Providence Eye & Laser Specialists we are committed to offering the best technology. This is why Dr. Mozayeni became the first and only surgeon in the Charlotte area to utilize the Wavelight FS200 Laser in conjunction with the Allegretto Wave® Eye-Q Laser. He feels that this is the best and most exact method of performing LASIK surgery today and would recommend it over any laser currently on the market.
At Providence Eye & Laser Specialists, we offer complimentary LASIK consultations. During this comprehensive process, you will receive detailed personalized attention from both Dr. Mozayeni and his technicians. It is this personalized attention and comprehensive evaluation process which enables Dr. Mozayeni to recommend the best laser vision correction surgery for you.