Laser Vision Correction (LASIK)

Wills Laser Vision at Princeton is a LASIK facility in Princeton that combines the world-class medical knowledge and technology of Wills Eye Hospital with the skill and experience of the Princeton Eye Group’s surgeons.

The laser used at our LASIK facility, one of the premier facilities in New Jersey, is the latest WaveLight® EX500 Excimer Laser system, which allows the surgeons to view and measure the intricate details of your entire visual system. This evolution provides treatment for more patients, some of whom were previously not candidates for LASIK, by providing a detailed map of the refractive errors that are unique to your vision. The errors are then corrected using a precision guided beam of light. Years of experience are combined with these technological advances to provide the highest quality care to LASIK patients.

WaveLight FS200 100% blade-free LASIK is considered to be the new standard of quality and safety in LASIK and the only technology to provide patients with a 100% blade-free experience. It has been clinically proven to be the safest and most accurate LASIK procedure available.

All Laser — No Cutting

For patients who have had reservations about conventional LASIK because it involves the use of a blade, the Wavelight FS200 laser is truly an option worth considering. WaveLight FS200 is an all-laser, 100% blade-free LASIK procedure delivering unprecedented safety and better overall vision.

The 100% blade-free method replaces the hand-held microkeratome blade used in creating LASIK corneal flaps with a computer-guided, ultra-fast femtosecond (fem-to-second) laser. The WaveLight FS200 laser has been clinically proven to take many patients to 20/20 vision and beyond. The advantages of the 100% blade-free method are significant and include:

  • BETTER VISION: Patients achieve statistically better vision with LASIK using this method in many cases better than 20/20.
  • IMPROVED SAFETY: Virtually eliminates potential flap complications.
  • THINNER FLAPS: Patients previously not considered to be candidates for LASIK due to thin corneas may now be treatable with this method.

Combining 100% Blade-Free LASIK with the WaveLight EX500 Excimer Laser

Unlike other lasers that focus solely on the front center surface of the cornea, the WaveLight EX500 Excimer Laser addresses the unique 3-dimensional shape of your cornea. This advanced eye tracking and treatment enables us to minimize distortions that affect glare and night vision.

Your eye movements are tracked and mapped every few milliseconds to allow the internal mirrors of the WaveLight® EX500 Excimer Laser to align precisely with your cornea’s imperfections. The beams of light sent from the laser are strategically released to your cornea as the position of your eye movements change from millisecond to millisecond delivering precise pulses of light for superior accuracy.

The advanced technology of the WaveLight EX500 Excimer laser provides us with the capability to produce larger optical zones, which means better results for patients with night vision issues and for patients with large pupils. Your pupil adapts to darkness by growing larger to allow in more light. The expanded optical zone enabled by the WaveLight® EX500 Excimer Laser compensates for these changes and provides better night vision than ever before.

As trusted physicians, we have embraced this new technology to offer you the very best of care. In addition to the benefits of 100% blade-free LASIK, the WaveLight® EX500 Excimer laser also provides:

  • ACCURACY: We are able to use the EX500’s advanced eye tracking system to measure light as it passes into the eye and then is reflected back. This creates an optical image of the eye, showcasing its flaws, allowing the laser to precisely place the pulses of light to correct imperfections with superior accuracy.
  • CUSTOMIZATION: As a result of these exacting measurements, we can now customize the LASIK procedure according to your unique vision correction needs like never before.
  • SATISFACTION: Clinical results report both near- and far-sighted patients noted
    improvement to light sensitivity and night driving glare. The vast majority of patients report vision at least as well as, if not better than the vision they had with glasses and contacts before treatment. A recent study from the Food and Drug Administration confirms that over 95% of patients surveyed achieve 20/20 or better binocular vision. For more details, see here.

100% blade-free technology is clinically proven to be safer and most accurate. With the addition of an ultra-sensitive tracking system and the EX500 laser you get superior accuracy and unmatched precision. Wills Laser Vision at Princeton is the only center in this area with these advanced capabilities for LASIK. Special payment plans and financing options are readily available through our office.

For more information, visit the Wills Laser Vision at Princeton Web site.

Did you know? The group of people with the highest percentage to have had LASIK is ophthalmologists. Second is their families.