PRK Technology

VISX STAR S4 IR® Excimer Laser

Laser vision correction technology is truly amazing. By reshaping extremely small and precise areas of corneal tissue with an excimer laser, light entering your eye can land more directly onto your retina for clearer vision. Even if you’ve worn glasses your entire life, PRK can upgrade your vision after a single treatment.

At Mountain Eye Associates we use the VISX STAR S4 IR® excimer laser system to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. We take time to fully explain how this technology works and why it is considered one of the most advanced laser technology platforms on the market today. Here is a general overview of the benefits:

  • Personalized, precise treatment: the VISX STAR S4 IR laser system uses digital 3D information about your own unique eye characteristics gathered during WaveScan measurements to correct specific areas on your cornea.
  • Safety – Iris Recognition (IR): eye tracking technology is incorporated to compensate for any involuntary eye movements which halt the process entirely until the eye is in the correct position.
  • Quickness and comfort: the process takes just minutes to complete so the procedure is comfortable for most patients.
  • Results: most patients achieve better vision after treatment than what they had wearing glasses or contact lenses – often 20/20 vision or better. This is because the system creates a fingerprint of your cornea so incredibly detailed information can be used for specific corneal reshaping.

Not all eye doctors offer this level of technology. If you are considering laser vision correction in Clyde, make sure you do your research and learn about the different types of FDA-approved technology that exist so you can make an informed decision about which one is right for you.

The best way to learn about the VISX STAR S4 IR laser system and find out if your eyes are right for this technology is by scheduling a no-obligation PRK consultation with us today.