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Allegretto Wave Excimer Laser


Allegretto WaveAre you considering LASIK Laser Vision Correction? There is no better time than now to join the nearly 30 million people worldwide who are already enjoying the improved quality of sight and quality of life. Dr. Schnipper and the Jacksonville Eye Center are pleased to offer Allegretto Wave® technology to our patients. The Allegretto Wave is an advanced excimer laser that gently removes corneal tissue on a molecular level.

There are vast differences in excimer lasers that are used in LASIK. The Wavelight Allegretto Wave® excimer laser is perhaps the most advanced and safest laser system available in the United States. Wavefront optimization is programmed directly into the laser itself, which improves night vision and increases the accuracy and safety of the procedure.

Operating at 200 HZ, the Allegretto Wave® is one of the fastest excimer laser systems available in the United States, treating one diopter of correction in only four seconds. An average treatment will take no more than 10-12 seconds of laser time – in many cases even less.

Allegretto WaveToday, patients want better vision than they have with glasses and contact lenses. They want to improve their quality of vision, especially at night. Patients also want to have better depth perception and contrast sensitivity. The Allegretto Wave® laser was engineered to consider the natural shape of the human eye, aiming to improve what nature originally designed. The Wavefront optimized treatment considers the unique curvature and biomechanics of the eye, preserving quality of vision and addressing the spherical distortions that can induce glare and may affect night vision.

The Allegretto Wave® relies on PerfectPulse Technology® to accurately control the energy level and exact placement of every laser pulse as it reaches the eye. The high-speed active eye-tracker tracks the eye 200 times per second, following even the fastest eye movements during treatment. If the eye moves out of range, the procedure pauses until the eye returns to a treatment position.