What makes this LASIK laser system unique?
Our New York practice employs the VISX® laser vision correction system, which combines the safety of 3-D active eye tracking, the precision and personalized treatment of variable sized beams for speed and smoothness, and the comfort and speedy recovery of a non-dilated pupil. The VISX® laser system provides a treatment area that is larger than most pupils, and is the only laser that utilizes computerized centration. This dramatically decreases the incidence of side effects such as halos and glare following LASIK surgery.
Unlike other laser trackers that are 2-dimensional,working only along the x and y axis, the VISX® Star S4 works along the x, y, and z axis. The variable sized beams are superior in speed, meaning less dehydration, more precise results, and smoother treatments. VISX® compares the varying size of the laser beams to chisels used to shape sculptures. Initially, large chisels are used to create contours. However, when the fine details are sculpted, smaller and more delicate chisels are used. Because the VISX® system begins with the larger beams before using the smaller lasers, the patient spends less time undergoing treatment at our New York office.
Another benefit of the VISX® Star S4’s unique tracking system, is that Dr. Mandel does not need to dilate your pupil. A non-dilated pupil offers increased comfort during the procedure, and patients experience a more rapid return of improved visual acuity. Contact our New York offices to learn more about the VISX® laser system. Dr. Mandel can determine if you are a good candidate for LASIK utilizing the latest technology in the field.