Everyone claims to have the best technology for LASIK eye surgery, and yet there are several lasers approved by the FDA. The combination of an experienced LASIK surgeon, state-of-the-art technology, careful preoperative selection, and attention to detail greatly enhance the success rate of any surgical operation. Having always used the latest LASIK technology in the Portland, Oregon area from its inception, we have had the opportunity to evaluate every technology available. We ultimately chose to invest in and have the most experience with the Wavelight EX500 excimer laser, which is also the most popular laser in the United States.
Over 45,000 eyes have been treated with excimer laser technology at the Portland area offices of Dr. Stanley Teplick. Using this data, as well as that from a database of millions of cases worldwide on the Wavelight EX500, we are able to accurately predict the results of your LASIK surgery.
The Wavelight EX500, used in our three Portland area offices, has advanced scanning capabilities, as well as three-dimensional infrared eye tracking to ensure that minor eye movements will not interfere with the quality of the custom LASIK treatment. In addition, we are the first center in the Northwest that utilizes state-of-the art Wavelight EX500 wave front technology with an eye tracker that moves 10 times faster than the human eye can move, which allows us to correct complex refractive disorders, not just nearsightedness. Teplick Vision is one of the few centers in the country using the latest automated iris registration technology which allows much more accurate tracking of the eye during surgery, improving outcomes and adding yet another layer of safety to insure your best result. At the three Oregon offices of Dr. Stanley Teplick, we carefully analyze your entire optical system so we can develop a personalized correction specific for your unique eyes. Originally developed by astrophysicists to reduce distortion when viewing distant objects in deep space, the Wavelight EX500 method is more accurate than laser treatments based on standard refractions. Instead of the subjective quality of “Which is better; one or two?” tests, Dr. Teplick can map the exact surface features of your cornea and use custom LASIK to correct the irregularities.
In fact, Wavelight EX500 technology can identify, measure, and treat imperfections in the human visual system 25 times more precisely than standard methods. This LASIK technology gives our Portland vision correction center an edge by improving the accuracy of the procedure.
The advantages of customized vision treatments include:
- Greater chance of achieving 20/20 vision
- Improved quality of vision
- Much greater chance of achieving vision better than 20/20
- Reduced chance of losing visual quality or contrast sensitivity
- Reduced chance of glare, halos, or night vision disturbances
As new technology like the Wavelight 500 becomes available to improve outcomes, we are committed to incorporating it into our centers. Nonetheless, it is a mistake to think that technology alone is responsible for the best outcomes. The skill, experience, and judgment of your surgeon are why patients choose to have custom LASIK with the Wavelight EX500 at our offices serving Portland, Bend, Albany, Beaverton, Salem, Vancouver, and surrounding communities.
If you would like more information on the Wavelight EX500 technology that we use, please contact our Portland eye vision correction center at your convenience.